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Sole Classics x Vans Vault Half Cab LX "10 Seasons"

Vans is really good about keeping things a secret until the very last second and then surprising you with a shoe 1 week before release date. This is certainly the case with the newest collaboration from Columbus's Sole Classics and Vault. Sole Classics teased us last week with a shot of some Half Cabs that left us scratching our heads only to drop full details yesterday along with a lookbook and #IWEARVANSBECAUSE social campaign. 

The guys at Sole Classics has been pushing the boundaries of what can be done on a Vans silhouette wince their first collaboration back in 2013. Each iteration since has brought new tech materials and design elements to the brand. The newest model is a Half Cab LX, dubbed the "10 Seasons," has been 2 years in the making and keeps with the trend of innovation on a waffle sole. There are so many covert details in this shoe, I am still finding things. 

via Sole Classics:

Our journey, like most, has seen its fair share of inclement weather. At times we have found ourselves in the middle of what seams like a stretch of great days then, without warning, snow falls. On the other hand, we have also experienced 60 degree days in the middle of December. For our 10 Year Anniversary project with Vans Vault we have decided to draw our inspiration from nature itself, more specifically, the change in seasons in the Midwest. Our Half Cab LX takes on the moniker of "10 Seasons" to represent the unpredictable weather patterns in Ohio, with the colors representing both Spring and Fall.

Our take on the popular silhouette combines Tectuff - an all-weather material designed to keep your foot dry and warm - with nylon, French terry and premium leathers, creating a shoe that is functional enough to be worn year around. The pair also share ten subtle details between the two shoes, with each detail paying homage to a different milestone from our 10 Year history. Tied up with your choice of a boot lace for the Winter, or a premium waxed lace for the warmer seasons; this shoe was built for whatever the day may bring.. So embrace your journey.

Thank you for 10 Years.. we are just getting warmed up. #Sc10Seasons

The Sole Classics x Vans Vault Half Cab LX "10 Seasons" releases exclusively at Sole Classics on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 8:30am in-store with an online release at Noon EST. They will retail for $140.

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Sole Classics x Vans Vault Sk8 Hi LX Zip A-8SC

Finally, we get full details on the upcoming Sole Classics x Vans Vault sk8 hi zip. They have done an amazing job with their campaign for this model, so I will let them tell it:

"Inspired by the human imagination, the Sole Classics x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX "A-8SC" pays tribute to the countless engineers and dreamers who made it possible for us to travel a man all the way from Wapakoneta, OH. on an unprecedented journey to the Moon. The shoe focuses on the attributes of the space suit that made the trek possible. The Sk8-Hi Zip not only mimics the aesthetics of the original space suit, but through the use of Outlast® technology, the A-8SC is functional as well; given its ability to keep your feet warm in the cold, and cool in the heat.

Never give up your dreams. #A8SC."

Wow. If there's something we love, it's a shoe with a story and meaning. This one has all the bases covered. The Sole Classics x Vans Vault Sk8 Hi LX Zip A-8SC releases this Saturday, January 31, exclusively at Sole Classics brick and mortar and their online shop at a yet to be announced time. They retail for $150US.