Japan’s WTAPS made its name working with two staples of casual fashion, military surplus and classic, midcentury, collegiate, preppy wear. While fairly simple sounding, in theory, these are two styles that require a deft design touch. With military inspired looks, go too heavy and you end up as the poster child for a “if you see something, say something campaign.” With preppy classics, go overboard, and you’ll end up looking like one of Billy Zabka’s henchmen circa 1983. This is why WTAPS abides by the motto “placing things where they should be.”
The Anaconda, a collaborative effort with Vans Vault, applies the elegant but unobtrusive style of WTAPS to the OG Era LX. The result, a snakeskin textured leather, available in black, blue or white, perfectly captures the aesthetic spirit of Vans Vault and WTAPS. A shoe that superficially shares the look of a standard Vans model is made extraordinary through expert design and attention to detail. In short, this collaboration showcases the best that both brands have to offer.
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