December 8th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Vans once again puts the fine products from Chicago’s Horween Leather to use on a new pack of Vault releases, but this time instead of an Off the Wall skate mainstay, it’s a new boot model that gets the special treatment. The Vans Vault Oxford Toe Cap is the latest lifestyle release from the action sports leader, a classically styled hightops that reflects the scorching hot trend towards traditional menswear in so many different fashion niches. Black and brown pairs feature different midsole treatments but the same embossed leather heel tab, so have a closer look before and find yours today at Vault retailers including The General.
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September 30th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Vans’ most classic lowtops like the Authentic and Era are shining examples of Oxford-style ‘closed lace’ construction. These plimsolls will never entirely go out of style just as the dress shoes upon which they’re built have been around for over two hundred years, so Off the Wall just went ahead and newspeak’d the name to make something that’s just about the opposite of a traditional oxford. Instead of a closed-lacing lowtop, the Vans California Oxford Toe Cap is actually a derby-ish boot on the order of a classic Red Wing or maybe even one of Palladium’s cap-toed styles. Quirky name aside, these have all the makings of a go-to winter look, and you can see navy and grey styles in more detail below before they release next month. via FNG
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