Vans Vault x Sole Classics – Carmen “Countdown to Carmen” (#CountdownToCarmen #SoleClassics)

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Words via SoleClassics:

“Sole Classics, Columbus, Ohio’s only premium sneaker boutique, will collaborate with Vans to release a limited edition Vans Vault sneaker nicknamed “Carmen”. As the only Vault account in Ohio, Sole Classics has put together a shoe that will detail the culture and lifestyle of the entire state, while pushing the envelope creatively. This is a historical opportunity as the project is not only the first to come out of Ohio, but it will also feature a first-time technique that has yet to be executed by Vans.

“I feel as if the story behind collaborations have been lost in the shuffle.” Owner Dionte’ Johnson says. “I believe that people are so concerned about colorways and materials that they forget to tell a story that resonates with the people.. we are doing exactly that. Anyone can make a unique shoe given the opportunity, but why are you making it?”
To lead up to the launch of “Carmen”, Sole Classics will be having a “Countdown to Carmen” series on its instagram page (@SoleClassics) that highlights several of our favorite Vans that are currently in our closets. Stay tuned for more information. #CountdownToCarmen #SoleClassics”
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