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Vans Japan Spring 2017 Lookbook

Vans Japan rolls out a few new models and and puts a new face on some favorites for Spring 2017. 

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BILLY'S ENT x Vans Era JP "Half Moon Retro"

Japan retailer BILLY'S has partnered with Vans Japan for another collaboration that makes us weep. Arriving in black, white, blue, and red, the Era JP Half Moon Retro combines some of our favorite details: beautiful suede, thick foxing, and a partial toe cap. The model is very reminiscent of the Style 138, another style we would love to see get an OG release (Are you listening, Vans?).

The BILLY'S ENT x Vans Era JP "Half Moon Retro" is available exclusively in Japan from BILLY'S stores and online. If you have anybody in Japan who owes you a favor, maybe it's time to call that in. 

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Vans JP V36OG Style 36 "Tokyo"

Vans Japan has a long history of producing exclusive colorways, some sometimes even exclusive models, of pairs that those of us outside of the archipelago won't have much chance of getting our hands on. Usually, only those lucky enough to have friend or family in Japan willing to go through the extra effort of proxying will be able to add them to their collection. In keeping with the trend of 2015, Vans Japan has created a pair that combines two of the things we love most: checkerboard print and the Style 36 OG.

Two pairs were created which cater to very different tastes. For those who are fans of louder sneakers, one Style 36 OG comes with a black suede and check printed canvas upper and midsole with white leather Jazz Stripe. The other pair is a bit more toned down, with an all black suede upper and white Jazz stripe, making use of the checkerboard pattern only on the mid.

The Vans JP V36OG Style 36 "Tokyo" is available now at Vans Japan retailers like BILLY's, so fire up Google Translate and give it a go.

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BILLY'S x Vans JP Slip On "Wolverine Suede"

BILLY'S TOKYO is no stranger to collaboration when it comes to Vans. They have created a number of beautiful designs that those of us outside of Japan can only drool over. They added their touch to the Vans JP Slip On and gave it a premium suede upper. The shoe foregoes the black foxing stripe and opts for the all white midsole. Initially available in both black and grey, as of this writing, only the black pairs remain.

The BILLY'S x Vans JP Slip On "Wolverine Suede" is available at BILLY's JAPAN shops now.

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Sophnet x Vans JP Old Skool "Beach Pack"

Japan high-end design retailer Sophnet has partnered with Vans JP to release an ocean inspired Old Skool. A suede toe cap and heel counter are separated by a camouflaged pattern in various shades of blue. The pair is similar to the Supreme Old Skool camouflage pack that released earlier this season but we think the white Jazz Stripe makes these the winner.

Alongside with the Old Skools, the collection will also feature a matching tee and shorts.

The Sophnet x Vans JP Old Skool "Beach Pack" is available now from Sophnet and BILLY'S TOKYO