Vans Surf is is mostly known for the US Open of Surfing held annually in Huntington Beach, CA. They are also well known for their comfortable footwear lines, heavy on the flip flop and slide, as well as ultra lightweight, thin walled canvas slip ons. They have stepped out of that box and partnered with designer and surfer Alex Kopps for two new signature models that appeal to a more grown-up mindset.
Alex chose two chukka silhouettes on which to ply his trade. The Desert Chukka takes the high road, with the more traditional chukka styling, with full grain leather uppers and makes use of Ultracush footbeds and the brand new Ultracush Wave outsole. The Desert Point is a lower-cut model, but still achieves the chukka look by employing a suede upper with smooth lines and minimal stitching.
Alex Kopps x Vans Surf Desert Point and Desert Chukka is available at Vans.com and select Vans Surf retailers around the country. The Desert Point is already sold out online, so if you want a pair, get to a brick and mortar.