This next release has been met with some huge anticipation, as Japanese brand WTAPS continue their relationship with Vans, producing a new burgundy version of their hallowed ‘Bones’ design, using the Chukka, Sk8 Hi, and Era as the canvas.
The suede/canvas mix is executed to perfection, using the most premium of materials for the suede toe boxes found on each shoe, and leather trim on the lining. Canvas side panels are printed with the same crossed bones as the previous models, and each pair is finished with a WTAPS/Vans label on the tongue. As a finishing touch, they also come inside a special box with a branded shoe bag, as with previous releases.
I won’t have to do much to indicate the importance of this release (quite simply, those that know, know), but these are seriously limited, and it’s rare that we ever see a better pair of Vans than when WTAPS are at the helm – get a closer look below and see for yourself. All three pairs are available from Scene now, priced at £90 (Era), £100 (Chukka), and £110 (Sk8 Hi)
Top image courtesy of SlamxHype