Check out this original prototype Penny Vans, made by simonwoodstock777. He spent many hours on the details, bending and fabricating the pennies that cover every square inch of outer surface on the upper. He used a variety of natural colored/aged pennies as well as a hand (and spray) painted pennies to achieve the various color schemes seen on the shoe. He used actual Old Skool Vans shoes for an artistic pair of canvas canvases (Ha ha! Get it?).
If you look carefully, He meticulous preserved the Vans brand specific details, which include the black penny old school side stripe, the Vans trademark tag under the stripe, and the classic Vans red logo tags on the rear back of the sole. These shoes are fully wearable and are designed to function as slip-on (although they do pinch at the arch of the foot at the toes quite a bit). They are size 12 and fit that size, but could probably work for 11.5 and even size 11 if you wore double socks.
They predominately serve as an impressive display pair of shoes on a shelf or would look pretty amazing in a window or case at a shop, etc.
Steve Van Doren himself had the following words to say about these very Penny Vans:
"Nice. Side stripe looks great" . . . "The true spirit of Vans" comes thru these shoes "Old school look and all."
Van Doren further encouraged to "wear them with Pride skate them with Pride." and pointed out that "You are ready at a whim when someone comes up a few cents short! A quick Kickflip and Bam 2 cents come off. Have fun." - SVD
These very rare prototype Vans are a great conversation piece and will go to the highest bidder! Just think, you could have the best pair of 'penny loafers' in town!! Place your bid!
"How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:15.