Vans has collaborated with Japanese retailer BEAMS to put a twist on the classic checkerboard slip-on. Although the overall silhouette of the shoe remains unchanged, the elements of the shoe’s construction were flipped out. The checkboard pattern found on the skate shoe’s canvas upper is hidden on the inside, the back red heel branding is flipped and the outsole is reversed so that the indents usually found on the gum outsole are raised. The Vans x BEAMS Reverse checkerboard slip-on will be available through a lottery at BEAMS Harajuku location April 1.

BEAMS Harajuku
¥8,500 JPY (approximately $75 USD)
3-25-15 Jingūmae, Shibuya
Tokyo 150-0001

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