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Vans CA Moccasin

Earlier this year, we brought you a preview of a new model from the Vans California Collection, the Moccasin. They have now began arriving at CA stockists. The Moccasin is a nice fresh model from a collection that we have known to love for its Americana feel and supple materials. The pair have a winterized Scotchgard® treated suede upper, here just in time for the wet and cold season that most of the US will be experiencing.

Two colorways of the Vans CA Moccasin are available now from DQM The General in New York. Check your local California Collection account for availability.

California Collection

Vans California Sk8 Hi Cup CA

Vans has a history of producing low volume, high quality pairs to drum up desire and hype with collectors and then, somewhere down the line, releasing a lower quality, high volume model of a similar design. The Vans California Sk8 Hi Cup CA is an example of this. From a distance, it's hard to distinguish these from the ultra lux Diemme models of years past.

The pack arrives with monotone full grain, premium leather uppers that are broken up only by the white jazz stripe. The three colorways available, black, white, and blue, sit atop a modern cup sole, which is where this new model takes its name from. This is quite the departure from  the vulcanized process Vans has used historically on their waffle soles.

The Vans California Sk8 Hi Cup CA is available now from DQM The General. Look for these to arrive at other California Collection stockists this month.

California Collection

Vans Vansguard Style 36 CA

Just in time for July, Vans California releases the newest in Style 36. Arriving in two colorways. First up, the predominantly white canvas pair is offset by a classic navy Jazz Stripe and tonal pig skin suede toe cap. The other pair comes dressed in burgundy canvas with tonal pig skin toe cap and white Jazz stripe. Both are treated with Scotchguard®  for stain and water resistance. An interesting detail on both pairs is the nylon blue and white tabs on the heels.

Both pairs of the Vans Vansguard Style 36 CA are available now from Vans DQM The General. Look out for these to arrive at other California stockists soon. 

Custom

"DeBlends 000" Custom CA Sk8 HI Zip by Riley DeBence

Custom work is one of the best parts of sneaker culture. Some of the things that people can come up with are certainly awe inspiring and every now and then, an artist produces a shoe that leaves the community wishing it was a production model.

Riley DeBence was so inspired by the popular BLENDS Bones collection that he decided to try his hand at his very first custom. Starting with the CA Sk8 Hi Zip in Henna, he painted the upper in a deep autumn red, and hand stitched a custom cut bones jazz stripe in white onto the sides. The one-off he created looks great and left us wishing we had a pair.

This is Riley's first custom, but it won't be his last. He has plans to produce a custom that we be for sale this fall.

California Collection

Vans CA Scotchgard Moccasin FW2015 - First Look

One of the most sought after pairs around is the Fringe pack from a few years ago. They have been dubbed the VisVans due to their likeness of various models. of the high-end brand Visvim. Today, we get a peek at an upcoming model from CA that seemingly takes inspiration from Visvim's FBT.

The FBT takes a lot of its design concept from Native American stylings and Vans new moccasin model is no different. The new model has a solid colored suede upper which is inclement weather ready with Scotchgard. The pair boasts a suede flap that extends down from the ankle collar and covers the ankle and quarter panels. Waxed, tonal rope laces not only tie up the front of the shoe but also wrap around the ankle flap to tie off at the achilles that furthers the Native look. All three colors, brown, black, and white, sit atop a stripeless white midsole with a matching heeltabs.

Expect the Vans Scotchgard CA Moccasin to arrive sometime this fall to select Vans CA retailers. We will bring you official details once the information is available.

California Collection

Vans CA Authentic Washed Herringbone Pack

It seems like stonewashed herringbone fabric dyed in natural, earthy tones is what the California Collection was made for. This spring, we get to see that actualized in three colorways of the CA Authentic.

Blue, green, and inca gold lightweight, washed and textured uppers sit atop a stripeless midsole. The pack is finished with white rope laces, pig skin branding, and anodized eyelets.

The Vans CA Authentic Washed Herringbone Pack is available at fine Vans California Stockists such as Feature Las Vegas now.