Yeah, I’m thinking the same thing you are. I didn’t realize they were slip-ons either until I looked really carefully at them. This new pack (canvas, vegan) are the classic Vans slip-ons designed by artist Donny Miller. The print used makes them look just like the Eras or Authentics, with creases and all!
Two colors are available. One is a dark blue while the other uses a shade of magenta. Not sure where to get these yet, but will keep y’all posted. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Vans keeps churning out more and more packs. These new non-leather, vegan Vans utilize herringbone weave (canvas, I’m guessing) and black denim for their uppers. The herringbone pack comes in the Chukka and Era models, while the black denim is rocked by the slip-on and Era. Looks like they all come with white laces.
Nothing spectacular here. Maybe it’s the picture, but the colors and materials don’t really jump out at me. Out of the bunch, I would say the Chukka in herringbone is the sweetest.
All of these in the Vans Herringbone/Black Denim Pack can be bought at Kicks/Hi.
Also, the Era Herringbone can be got at Zappos.
Aloha! Looks like Vans has more up there sleeves. This “Surf Shaka” Pack will feature two models done up in two colorways each. The Era and Slip-On both possess an all-over print of the screaming hand design which was made popular by Santa Cruz surf and skate company. *The Shaka is a greeting used in Hawaii to convey what the locals call the “Aloha spirit,” a gesture used to convey friendship and understanding.* One color scheme is mainly orange and black with the screaming hand in pink, while the other is primarily white with blue accents. This pack will be available soon at select Vans retailers. Mahalo, loyal readers!
New release from Vans, the Rata Vulc in black or blue hemp, with white vulcanized sole and matching white laces. The blue has white stitching all around the bottom and top.
While some say that it is a “boat shoe” it reminds me more of a Clark’s Wallabee. In any event, it is not made using any products (at least the upper, I haven’t verified from Vans whether their non-leather shoes are 100% vegan), and is really clean. I’m really feeling the black colorway. Vans continues to impress with their simple yet striking designs.
UPDATE: You can cop a pair of these at Zappos or Bows and Arrows in Berkeley. I used to live down the street from this store!
The 106 model from Vans makes its debut in a smooth white and cream colorway. All canvas upper + vulcanized sole. The creamy off-white hue of the upper provides a nice contrast to the white sole, while the laces balance out the look.
Still awaiting word from Vans about which shoes are officially vegan. Supposedly, the Geoff Rowley Vans are vegan, but be careful. The site does not explicitly say any of them are vegan, and almost every model of his is offered in suede. Plus, they look pretty wack. Meanwhile, we here at Vegankicks are giving Vans the benefit of the doubt by assuming their canvas kicks are vegan. Step it up, Vans.
UPDATE: You can get these, as well as other colors, on Amazon as well as Zappos
Hawaiian skate and surf brand In4mation and Vans comes correct with a clean and bold red and demin low version of the Chukka. I am a huge fan of the Chukka Boot, and I hope they come out with this in that model. Anyway, this one uses a royal blue canvas for the upper, and features some striking red laces and sole stripe. It also has a gum sole and houndstooth inner lining!
For more info, check out Nice Kicks.
The shoe drops on Dec. 12 at In4mation retailers for a reasonable $85. Quantities will be limited so don’t wait!
Also, if you’re interested in some denim slip-ons, check out the Sperry Top-Sider Striper.
NOTE: I am waiting on Vans to confirm that their canvas/denim shoes are in fact vegan. Please comment or email me if you have any information on this matter.