Vans have always produced staple sneakers that are perfect for everyday wear such as the Old Skool and Sk8 Hi's. But none have stood the test of time as well as the Authentic, formally known as the #44, first released in 1966. They are one of the sneakers that have lasted the decades in emphatic style. Matching the likes of Converse All Stars & Nike Cortez.
So with that being said, I would like to introduce the latest from Vans. In three distinguishable tonal colourways Dress Blue, Port Royale & Black. The standout part of these renderings is the clean Gum midsole. Now if you know me, I am a huge sucker for this look, so when they arrived in store today I was instantly sold. It's just a minimal and niche style that stands out and makes its mark.
With a simple layout and construction, the Authentic is a sleek low top that boasts an effortless style. The beauty of them is that when they do receive an update or a twist that becomes the focal point and creates a truly unique appeal. The entire design has been thoroughly considered with tonal stitching creating a slick look. Subtle touches of Gum also feature on the Vans branding which emphasises the colour and creates a refined style.
My favourite of the three is the Black colourway. Just for how clean it comes off and the fact that I could put them on with any of my typical outfits and they would work. So it reduces the hassle and means I get the optimum wear out of them. I think all are viable options but for my preference, I like to get my wear out of them.