Vans California – Chukka “Split Seams” (Fall 2012)

Vans has a pretty good track record when it comes to designing hybrid models, and creating variations of existing models, and their latest creation is an update on their popular Chukka model.  You don’t want to call this one a Chukka Low, because it has the uppers of a Chukka boot.  The central focus on this shoe is the split seam running up the center of the toe, similar to a brogue boot or some oxfords.  It surely gives it a classy look, and the textured midsoles give it that nice touch of a crepe sole, even though it’s not.  The final noticeable detail is the leather heel panel.  What do you think?  I think California is destined to take over this year, as Vans’ leading brand!

info via Highsnobiety

Photography: Pete Williams/Highsnobiety

one more pic after the jump

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