Every year there seems to be a style trend with Vans sneakers. Whether it’s influenced by seasons, celebrities, or taste makers, we all know that a trend can come and go like the wind, and with a vast catalog of styles to choose from, Vans can offer up just about anything for anyone. With that said, this is definitely the year of the Slip-On. Many collaborators have chosen this unassuming laid back model, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but here’s some that come to mind. Murakami, Sneakersnstuff, Slam Jam, Barneys, Dime, Harmony Korine, and now add OTH to that list.
Montreal’s Offthehook consistently puts out stunning Vault By Vans collabs, choosing colors and materials that are just plain and simply timeless. No trendy color palettes or patterns. No embellished story. Just pure quality. This time we see a neutral-friendly grey in a combination of suede and canvas, with just enough Greek-inspired accent colors on the elastic to let you know these aren’t average. At face value, you might be turned away by the huge embossed letters on each toe, but to be honest, the branding is only noticeable up close, and besides…It represents OTH!!! These feature a standard white collar lining that are found on most Vans, and the footbeds are the slimmer Ortholite ones with an added leather heel pad, found on most OG Vault styles, so size accordingly. These finish off nicely with a custom black and white heel tab. One last thing to mention is that these come in a sturdy drawer box with dustbag. Us collectors love our drawer boxes, because it allows us to stack more pairs. Oh, you don’t know what that’s like? I envy you!
All in all, OTH continues to bring solid collaborations, that are wearable almost anytime, anywhere. They’ve got their style dialed in, and it’s clean, preppy, mature, and all things we eventually aspire to be. Eeevennntuallllly!!
more personal pics after the jump