Vault by Vans and Tokyo cult favorites Wacko Maria team up for a collaborative take on the Authentic inspired by a shared love for and connection to alternative music subculture. Specifically, the humble record store.
In the days before the entirety of music was available through on-demand streaming, finding what you liked, and discovering something new, required a good deal of real-life legwork. More often than not, the shoes rooted to the ground while sifting through racks, bins, and boxes for copies of rare import singles or obscure favorites were Vans.
The classic deck shoe silhouette of the Authentic LX is available in three colorways, each outfitted with canvas uppers featuring an all-over vinyl record graphic pattern, black suede vamps, and black contrast piping. The Vans checkerboard pattern, which serves as the records’ label, provides a subtle link to an iconic slice of Vans’ history.
The design may be retro, but fortunately for you, the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria Authentic LX is available via the usual modern methods. No digging required.