The California Collection from Vans is always something we look forward to receiving here at FSHP, taking iconic silhouettes from the Vans rich history and applying new techniques, subtle design elements and interesting fabrics to give them a new lease of life.
This season is no different with the introduction of the Authentic CA (above) featuring a Geo Tribe pattern from a past collaboration with the original creators of African "mudcloth" born in Mali's centuries-old Bamana culture.
The Era 59 (below) is inspired by the minors of the early California gold rush apparently, but we're finding it hard to believe that minors wore anything like this down the pit!!
Finally, what looks like a conservative leather Era from the outside, actually has a floral cuff and sockliner to liven them up. Made of italian nappa leather with all the fine detailing of a man's dress shoe with vegetable tanned leather detailing.