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MENS VANS TRAINERS - OUR SHORTLIST

Last seasons highlights of Nasa and DC comics collaborations are a distance memory, so now its time to see what fresh from the House of Vans.

Having seen the whole collection the major takeaways are from the seasonal range are the introduction of oversizing and deconstructed elements and panelling.

What we mean by oversizing is that certain elements, panels, laces, for example, will be exaggerated in size in some way and this effect really changes the appearance of the shoes in a positive way.

Next is the deconstruction. Vans have looked deep into the fabrication techniques and materials they use on a regular basis and cleverly picked out, or flipped them to create a new focus.
A highlight for us was the 'foam' range with the exposed edges. They look fresh and add lightness and comfort so its a total winner in our eyes. Look out for the SK8-Mid and the Old Skool Foams.

Right, without further ado, lets get into the Vans SS19 season in more detail

LOVE TO SK8

The humble Vans SK8-Hi has been the leading icon in the Vans back catalog for many decades. In the last 3 years its taken a back seat as the Vans Old Skool has been the most popular silhouette on offer, but the SK8 is the model the style influencers are moving towards as we see the rise in popularity of the retro high tops style.

Below is our 6 of the best Vans SK8's available today.
6: Great use of texture and materials to freshen up this classic
5: Designed for BMX with a tough upper and cupsole for great pedal feel.
4: Skateboard Magazine colourway makes this a recognisable classic.
3: Foam upper makes these light and super comfortable.
2: The infamous Vans Checkerboard gets a retro warped make over.
1: This 'Outside-In' features a fully reversed fabrication. Looks Dope!

VANS OLD SKOOL

The Vans Old Skool has been killing it for the last 3 years and its popularity is yet to wane. The reason for this is the constant development of colourways and fabrications that keep the silhouette fresh for all demographics and price points.
Lets be real, this is a shoe that was originally designed nearly 50 years ago so we love to see the development and evolution of an icon is this way as it creates its own heritage with the millennial generation.
6: OS stands for oversized...check out the exaggerated eyestays, laces and side stripe
5: Textured and Raw suedes give this Old Skool a premium feel in the hand.
4: Foam upper gives this a light and deconstructed finish.
3: All over soft suede provides a stylish colour pop.
2: Great contrast between the green upper and gum outsole. Every one loves a gum sole!
1: Hand down the best colourway we have seen so far this season!

OTHER MENS VANS TRAINERS

There are several other Vans Shoes that are dope as hell but are less commercial and more for the style conscious individuals looking for a point of difference.
Here's our rundown of the best mens vans trainers that will get you noticed.
4: Underrated pro model with a great shape and profile.
3: This is when a Slip-On and an Old Skool combine to make an all new style.
2: Chima Ferguson’s signature shoe looks incredible in blacked-out suede.
1: Contemporary and retro all in one shoe. This warped Vans Slip-On is a must have in every rotation.

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