The DQM x Vans sneakers are set to be officially released this coming Thursday. Available in 'Era' and 'Sk8-Hi' styles, the collaboration works with an embossed woven pattern that has been executed entirely by hand. Although Vans is known for its epic list of partnerships with top menswear labels, it has seldom released artisan-made pieces.
The Era and Sk8-Hi shoes will be exclusively sold in Soho, New York at the Vans DQM General. Followers of the DQM label can also find the pairs on its main website.
The criss cross patterns come across as rustic and entirely appropriate for the autumn season. This of course resonates with the handcrafted elements as the designers allowed for slight imperfections.