Vans is kicking off 2020 with elevated variations on its classic sneakers.
The Costa, Mesa, Calif.-based brand today announced the latest installment of its Stacked Pack, which includes four Vans silhouettes — the Era Stacked, the Sk8-Hi, the Old Skool and the Classic Slip-On — that have been modernized with platforms and oversize checkerboard print. The Era Stacked, Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi are available to shop now on Vans.com and in stores.
The Era Stacked is an elevated take on the classic kick, with an exaggerated platform and eye-catching sawtooth outsole. The shoe has a gum accent at the toe bumper and heel counter. It costs $70.
Meanwhile, the Sk8-Hi (available at Vans.com for $80) and Old Skool both feature suede uppers and Vans’ signature Sidestripes in full-grain leather. Like the Era Stacked, they feature exaggerated platform soles for a height-adding finish.
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Finally, the Classic Slip-On is executed from heel to toe in the latest version of the checkerboard pattern. The shoe is completed by a 2-inch platform and costs $70 on Vans.com.
In related news, Vans recently released a Valentine’s Day-themed range, “I Heart.” The LGBTQ+ inclusive collection is full of heart-adorned versions of the Era, Slip-On and Sk8-Hi in red, white and black. Each model features the phrase “I heart boys, I heart girls” printed across the canvas upper, sole and laces.
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