Seeing animal print on Vans shoes is to be expected. The Southern California icons made their name with bold printed patterns, and animal prints are a staple piece for those whose tastes run towards a wilder persuasion.
Vans Vault puts a high fashion spin on the animal print concept through the use of pony hair. Despite the name, pony hair doesn’t typically have any equine associations. It’s actually cowhide leather that the hair hasn’t been removed from. Treated to a glossy sheen, and dyed to the designers specifications, using pony hair in place of traditional leather makes an impactful fashion statement.
The OG Slip On 59 and OG Sk8-Hi are utilized across four styles which feature, respectively, zebra, leopard and pony patterns. If the traditional canvas models are an all-ages show, think of the Vans Vault interpretations as VIP.
If a size is not listed, it is sold out.