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Laceless Suede Sneakers

Alexander Lee Chang and Vans Introduce the BOA System Sk8-Hi Shoes

— October 26, 2018 — Fashion
Alexander Lee Chang and Vans first kicked off their collaborative BOA Systems project earlier in May this year, and the duo recently introduced the lastest addition to the collection. The two drop their own iteration of the Sk8-Hi silhouette, as the mid-top structured sneakers are adorned in a monochromatic tonal scheme. The shoes are finished in a predominantly black hue throughout their uppers using a black suede fabric material, decorated with a contrasting white stripe that is true to Vans' brand.

The tongue tag sports branding details of Alexander Lee Chang and most notably, the lacing systems are replaced with the BOA System. It is a system that is often used for ski footwear that uses a twisting dial for adjustment. The sneakers are now available for pre-order online at FREAKS STORE before the drop in November.
Trend Themes
1. BOA System Sneakers - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the use of the BOA System in other types of footwear like hiking boots or casual shoes.
2. Monochromatic Color Schemes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop customizable monochromatic color schemes for sneakers to offer personalization options for consumers.
3. Collaborative Footwear Collections - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partner with fashion designers or artists to create unique and limited edition footwear collections.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate innovative lacing systems or materials into traditional footwear designs to enhance convenience and comfort.
2. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate technology into fashion products to create futuristic and functional designs.
3. Sports and Outdoor Recreation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Apply performance-focused features from sports footwear to other outdoor and recreational footwear categories like hiking or camping gear.
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