Wearing sneakers to formal events is a big no-no in my book. There are a few shoes that I will make an exception for, such as the Vans Authentic Italian Leather. Vans has give their classic model an upper-class makeover, covering the entire shoe in all-black Italian leather.
To say that the Vans Authentic Italian Leather is a smooth find would be an understatement. Vans has been surprising as of late with their releases, which seem to include many sneakers designed to be both refined and mature. Perhaps the best part of the Vans Authentic Italian Leather is its costs. Normally, you expect to pay an arm and a leg for a an all-black Italian leather shoe that both fits and looks good. Vans is offering up this shoe for the skater-friendly price of only $60.