These Ultra-Rare All-White Vans Stay Crisp & Clean Thanks To A DWR Coating

Apr 23, 2020

Category: Style

Van’s Authentic is one of the brand’s most significant shoes of all time, playing a pivotal role in the company’s early success. Originally known as the “Vans Style #44,” the Authentic was one of the models offered by the Southern California company when it opened its first store in Anaheim when the brand was still operating under the banner of “The Van Doren Rubber Company” in 1966. And despite more than half-a-century having passed, the Authentic still stands as a footwear icon and a valued member of Van’s lineup.

Paying homage to the sneaker’s mythical status is a new three-way collaboration between Montreal-based retailer, Off The Hook, Vault By Vans (the company’s artist and collaboration division), and noted photographer, author, director, publisher, consultant, and curator, Paul Labonté. Dubbed the “Authentic Vault LX,” the limited editions adorn the skate sneaker classic in DWR-treated, heavy-duty 20oz duck canvas uppers. The LE’s white colorway is a nod to the popularity of all-white sneakers in the ‘90s, while the shoe’s low production volume of 107 units is in reference to the 107 bus that Labonté used to take to downtown Montreal. Available now, the Vault by Vans x OTH x Paul Labonté Authentic Vault LX is priced at $85.

Purchase: $85

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Style

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Featured Image

These REC Watches Feature Dials Made From Two Of Carroll Shelby’s Mustangs

Swiss-made timepieces derived from the legendary 'Green Hornet' & 'Little Red.'

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

NEZUMI & RUF Join On A Chronograph Watch For Classic Racing Enthusiasts

Inspired by a rich history of automotive excellence & Porsche passion.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

The 20 Best Lightweight Spring Jackets For Men

Keeping you warm and dry in the event winter rears its ugly head.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2021

Featured Image

Kashiwa Sato’s G-SHOCK Watch Collab Has 3 Swappable Bands & Bezels

Done in concert with renowned Japanese designer Kashiwa Sato.

Posted By

Jan 11, 2021

Featured Image

Zenith Brings Back One Of The First El Primero Chronos With A 1969 Revival

Completely reverse engineered from the watch's original blueprints.

Posted By

Jan 8, 2021