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Vans Authentic & Old Skool Two Tone Denim Versions

Skateboard brand Vans released two blue versions of their classics. They turned their all-time classic models, Authentic and Old Skool, into denim. For these versions they used two tone denim colours. The denim is made from cotton and are light and dark blue. Both versions have a lace-up closure, vulcanized rubber midsole and a rubber waffle outsole. They’re part of their Spring Summer 2018 collection.

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Pics via Hypebeast.

About Vans Authentic, Era and Old Skool

In the year 1966 the brothers Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren along with their partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia started The Van Doren Rubber Company in California. The company kicked-off with the Vans #44 deck shoes, now known as the Authentic. In 1976 they launched the model #95, now known as Era. This model have a padded collar and was first available in different colour combinations. It was designed by skateboarders Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. During this same year the legendary ‘Off the Wall’ logo made it’s debut.

Just a year later the #36 model, Old Skool, was born. This model have the famous Vans stripes on the side pannels. They were the first skateboard shoes with leather sides for extra durability.

Authentic denim 2-tone in blue.

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Old Skool denim 2-tone in blue.

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vans longjohn

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Get your pair here at Notre Store.

Read also the previous article about the patchwork collection here.

Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.