Long Beach’s premier sneaker boutique, Proper, recently discovered some back stock of their Vans Vault collab from 2008, centered around a unique nautical theme, but releasing in the Winter, with the understanding that most sneakerheads buy their kicks and let them sit on ice for awhile before breaking them out. At the time, this pack was trend-setting. They pretty much created the Chukka Del Barco, which became very successful for a few years, making it’s way through the Vault, Cali, and GR lines. The Native American was also a pretty much unheard-of model, except for those in the Vintage Vans world. The one-piece Authentic was also a first of it’s kind, which just goes to show the level of detail and creativity that Proper had. Keep in mind, their prior collab were the satin Sk8-Hi pack, which was also untouched at the time. While this re-release doesn’t include every model from the set, both one-piece Authentic LX’s, and the blue Native American LX are available in a variety of sizes from Mens 4-13. Don’t sleep! Head on over to Proper’s webstore to see what’s left.
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