Vans Japan x Deluxe – Authentic (4.29.17)

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Here’s another Vans shoe releasing for the Japan market, this time with luxury brand Deluxe.  They chose to use the Era (CO.JP as we like to call this particular shape), featuring a slightly rounder toe, lower foxing height, and an overall shape that seems to be used quite a bit in Japan.  Yes, for all you new Vans fans, there are different types of Vans in Japan, and no, they’re not fake.  Deluxe went with a traditional canvas mock-up, in two classic colorways, while featuring a few checkerboard hits throughout the shoe, mainly on the tongue, heel strip, and the footbed heel pad.  A little bit of checkerboard goes a long way, and too much can sometimes be obnoxious.  The foxing scene sees a classic Vans director logo, slightly modified for Deluxe.  The final feature is the gel-clear waffle soles, featuring the same custom director logo.  These will be available from Deluxe on April 29th, for ¥9,000 JPY.

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