Vans Japan x BEAMS – Authentic “Van Doren” (Japan Only)

Why is it that Japan gets so many cool Vans exclusives?  I believe it has something to do with their passion for culture, whether it’s their own, or there ability to embrace other cultures with a level of detail that nobody else can.  This release pays homage to the original Vans shoe, the Authentic, constructed in the exact same shape and style as the original, using the same blue, black, and blue/yellow canvas colorways as well.  They even went as far as putting the triple-stitch on the heel, and the leather heel pad on the sockliner.  The heel tab says Van Doren just like the now vintage pairs do, and the only give away that these aren’t the original Made in USA pairs, is the use of the new VFC rubber, which some OTWS members despise!  More on that, can be dug up in the forums, but that’s neither here nor there.  The packaging is also finished off in the original Van Doren design as well.  These are a great replica to the originals, and the Japanese consumers will certainly be lucky to have these, and I know they’ll understand the significance of them.  These are being sold exclusively through BEAMS retail stores, throughout Japan as well as online now.

info via Highsnobiety

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