Cult Japanese streetwear label WTAPS and California sneaker-maker Vans have a rich history of collaboration. This latest collection represents the brands’ 12th collaboration, offering new premium takes on classic Vans silhouettes.
WTAPS’s trademark military references—in this case, their GPS coordinates motif—finds a home on the side of the iconic Vans waffle sole, celebrating the distance between the physical locations of the two collaborators, and the now global spread of labels born from distinctly local conditions.
The Classic Slip-On is named so for a reason. The appeal of this beloved shoe has endured since its introduction in 1977. With this collaboration, WTAPS recreate the iconic leisure shoe in line with their vision of premium Japanese streetwear.
The WTAPS x Vans OG Classic Slip-On LX takes the features of the Classic Slip-On as its starting point: a three-piece upper, elasticized gusset at the sides of the tongue, leather lining at the padded collar, the Vans woven flag label at the outer side, a rubber midsole with the Vans ‘Off the Wall’ logo on an embossed panel at the heel, and, of course, the iconic brown waffle outsole. Here in the White / Black colourway, the Enhanced detailing of this WTAPS edition includes a premium suede upper, embroidered WTVUA branding at the heel, and a two-tone midsole featuring the WTAPS GPS Coordinates.
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