While Vans are putting materials from their distribution lines towards helping develop protective equipment for frontline workers, the company are still busy putting together new footwear and their latest drop is featuring a sleek looking checkerboard design.
The company is revealing a new line of shoes sporting a washed-out look over three different styles of their footwear.
The new line of shoes features three different models taking on their slip-ons, Authentic and Sport models.
The three models give off distressed patterns with a “Dress Blue/Chili Pepper” colourway. One of the Authentic pairs also features a “Black/Multi” color design with green, red and yellow checker patterns. All four of the new pairs of shoes also feature a distressed sole unit giving them a pre-worn look with smudges and marks laid into their design.
The slip-on pair has the checkerboard pattern splayed over the mid panel of the shoe with a sleek blue suede coating the front and heel of the shoe. The same suede crops up on the Sport model, which takes their Old Skool design and gives it a V side stripe. The two authentic pairs feature canvas across the entire shoe with the washed print coating their uppers.
You can see the new pairs of shoes below. They can also be ordered here with models running between $60 and $65 USD.
Vans have been consistently dropping incredible looking pairs of shoes as of recent. Some of their latest drops include their Autism Awareness collection, milk tea-inspired Old Skools and the “I Heart” collection.
The company is also using some of the materials for their shoes to make reusable masks and face shields for frontline workers across the US.
They’re redirecting a portion of their supply chains towards producing reusable face masks from the canvases used for their shoes.
“As a global footwear and apparel manufacturer, we recognize our responsibility to answer the call to help the many individuals who are risking their own health and well-being to provide vital services to those in need during this pandemic. We were determined to answer this call and have since redirected a portion of our supply chain operations to partner with Hedley & Bennett, current Vans partner and kitchen and workwear brand, in the creation of more than 250,000 reusable facial masks made from the canvas we utilize for Vans shoes. Beginning in May, these masks will be donated to organizations across Los Angeles and beyond who are working on the front lines to ensure those in need receive meals.”
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