Vans Authentic – Scuba/Chili Pepper

Vans Authentic – Scuba/Chili Pepper

words // Luis Sanchez

Eastbay’s summer footwear selection is headlined this week with an all new colorway of the classic Vans Authentic.

Providing us with a vibrant look plenty of Vans fans will definitely be rocking this summer, the classic Authentic silhouette sports a bright aqua canvas upper. Chili pepper red adds an interesting twist to them, taking care of the laces, Vans branding and heel badge. A traditional white vulcanized sole completes the clean look below.

This latest colorway of the Vans Authentic is now up for grabs from Eastbay.

Available: Vans Authentic – Scuba/Chili Pepper

Vans Authentic – Hemp – Black/Black

Vans Authentic – Hemp – Black/Black

words // Luis Sanchez

Vans gets us right for the summer with yet another impressive colorway of the iconic Authentic silhouette.

This all new colorway of the Vans Authentic works with a full hemp canvas upper, working in a predominantly black based color scheme. Aside from the predominantly black build, Vans brings some life to the look with several hits of red, green and yellow on the Vans branding and along the vulcanized sole foxing stripe. A red/green/yellow pattern also takes care of the sockliner Vans branding.

This latest colorway of the Vans Authentic is now up for grabs from Eastbay.

Available now: Vans Authentic – Hemp – Black/Black

Old School, New Cool

Old School, New Cool

Let’s face it – some styles never fade, and that definitely seems to be the case with minimalist skate shoes. First made famous in the early ‘70s for their sticky sole and simple look, vintage skate shoes like the Vans Authentic are now hotter than ever before.

While these slim, vulcanized styles gave skaters of the ’70s and ’80s more grip and board feel at that time, they also gave way to breaks and bruises. This eventually resulted in the trend toward more technical skate shoes with puffy tongues, padded sidewalls and midsole cushioning, giving skaters more protection.

So why the trend back toward minimalist skate shoes? By going back to the beginning – a time when breaks and bruises served as a skater’s war wounds – are skaters seeking more authenticity or are today’s skaters just gluttons for punishment? What’s your take?

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Vans Authentic – Italian Leather – Two Colorways

Vans Authentic – Italian Leather – Two Colorways

words // Luis Sanchez

As you may know, Vans Skate Shoes has been hitting us with some of the hottest styles Eastbay has to offer for quite some time now. Two of their latest masterpieces, arriving in the form of the Vans Authentic, are now available for purchase from Eastbay. Upping the quality just a bit on the Vans Authentic, these two very special builds each utilize a premium Italian leather throughout their entire upper.

Two colorways are offered by Vans, black and white, each sitting atop a white vulcanized sole down below. A premium leather liner is also put to use, along with a gum outsole to complete the classy look below.

Both Italian leather builds of the classic Vans Authentic are now available from Eastbay.

Available now: Vans Authentic – Italian Leather

Vans Authentic New Colorways

Vans Authentic New Colorways

words_Nick Engvall

Vans has been making skate shoes since 1966, which means they’ve seen styles come and go like bad movies. As skateboarding progressed from an underground rebellion into one of the most popular cultures in the world, so have the style of the one thing that has always been in touch with the board, the shoes.

The Authentic, which back then was known as the #44, is one design from Vans that has never gone out of style. It’s simple, subtle and clean lines had people lining up back in the sixties, and despite the up and down of skate shoe styles, the Authentic has always been a timeless style that many people have enjoyed. Just in time for heading back to school, Vans has released some new colorways of the Authentic, and true to form, simplicity still seems to work best for this style.

Available now: Vans Authentic

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