info via Complex
Barneys is teaming up with Vans Vault to create this luxury OG Classic Slip-On LX. Constructed in a premium leather, woven together to create the iconic checkerboard pattern that we’re all fond of. When asked about the inspiration for the design, Barneys said “We were cleaning out our sample closet last spring and found this cool material an old sneaker was made out of—a thin grain leather on one side, suede on the other. We sent it to Vans to see if they could develop it into a fabric that could be cut and woven and used for a slip-on sneaker,” said Chris Pepe, Barneys’ senior buyer of men’s footwear. “We did several rounds of samples trying to get the texture, thickness, and color right”. Barneys chose a black/white colorway to represent Vans, and a black/navy colorway to showcase their own particular style. These Slip-Ons are a thing of beauty, and hopefully you can get your hands on them when they release. Retail is set at $165.
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