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Deluxe Vans 'Chukka' Sneakers Upgrade Streetwear

By: Summer Luu - Published:   Updated: Aug 23 2011 • References: deluxe.jp & highsnobiety
For its Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, Japanese brand Deluxe collaborated with Vans to create the Deluxe Vans Chukka Sneakers, which put an upscale spin to the classic mid-top kicks.

With shiny black crocodile skin, a white toe cap and a red leather stripe in the back, these styling shoes pimp out the classic Converse look and streetwear fashion. The cool aesthetic of the Deluxe Vans Chukka sneakers is definitely a pimpin' look for the streets.

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