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You’ve Never Seen Vans Sneakers Like This Before

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* Classic checkerboard slip-on gets luxe leather upgrade
* Navy and black basketweave pattern
* Limited-edition shoe part of exclusive Barneys x Vans collaboration

You’re never too old to own a pair of Vans. The key is finding a pair that’s less skate park and more office appropriate. That’s why we love this new woven leather and suede slip-on from Vans and Barneys New York.

Part of an exclusive collaboration between the two brands, the shoes are a grown-up take on the classic checkerboard sneaker. The basic canvas upper has been replaced with black suede, navy leather and grey scotch grain leather, showcased in a basket-weave pattern. The side panels are updated in suede, while an OrthoLite insole provides firm cushioning and moisture wicking properties. The shoe you favored as a kid is now a premium sneaker that works as an adult.

The familiar features include elasticized insets, a padded color and the Vans signature rubber waffle sole. The interior is lined with black canvas, and the black Vans logo sits on the heel. For those wanting even more of a departure from the classic model, the shoe is also available in a dark green, black and brown colorway (seen below).

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Pair these sneakers with slim-fitting denim or pleated trousers for a fresh, modern look. Vans may have been founded as a skateboarding company, but these slip-ons work for both the board and the boardroom.

Only one run of these sneakers was released and they are only available at Barneys. Whether you choose to beat them up like your old pair of Vans or keep them sleek and new is entirely up to you.

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