Vans – Switchback (Fall 2012)

What started out as a new model from the highly limited Vans Vault team, the Switchback then graduated to the slightly wider available California line.  That’s sort of how we judge the popularity of new models from Vans, as we’ve seen quite a few models move on up the ranks, but not many make it to the general release line.  That’s pretty much reserved for the classics, and the core skate models.  The Switchback features enough classic Vans cues, but with an entirely different look and shape than what the average consumer is used to seeing.  Obviously the shoe is popular, otherwise I don’t think it would’ve ended up this far.  Only time will tell, though!  These babies are available in two colors:  Black with blue accents, and Brown with red accents.  The usual hiking boot laces are present, as well as the reversed waffle tread, for extra grip when you’re doing your outdoor activities.  Available now at the Vans store and online for $70.  What do you think about these heading to the GR line?

info via FreshNGood

one more colorway after the jump

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