Vans’ Anaheim Factory Collection pays homage to the brand’s over 50-year history of footwear by reintroducing iconic silhouettes that celebrate unique design details informed by the original Vans make and model. For the third installment of the Anaheim Factory Collection, Vans re-issues four heritage styles to the Classics footwear range including the Slip-On 47 DX, Mid Skool 37 DX for men and the Style 29 DX and Style 17 DX for women. Each design includes the original style number and is trademarked by a vintage-inspired color palette. With a prominent higher glossed foxing tape, each model mimics the early stages of the vulcanization process that Vans is known for today. Finally, each footwear style has been revamped with upgraded Vans UltraCushÔ sock liners to provide modernized comfort within a timeless Vans design.
First released in the 1980s, the Slip-On 47 was the second iteration of the Slip-On style to be introduced within the Vans footwear line. This low-profile silhouette was updated to include a Velcro strap and enhanced padding along the collar of each shoe. New to the Anaheim Factory Collection, the Mid Skool 37 DX was originally created following the first advanced modifications in skateboarding footwear, which prompted more cushion and increased ankle protection. The Mid Skool 37 DX sports Vans’ signature Sidestripe with a branded heel counter and contrasting white tongue.
Taking it back to the ‘90s, Vans brings back two styles, made exclusively for women. The Style 29 DX captures the quintessential essence of the early ‘90s era, showcasing heavyweight cotton canvas uppers, brass metal eyelets and a marshmallow toe-cap. Available in three colorways including an OG Olive, the Style 29 DX reveals a distinct exposed lug outsole. Rounding out the Anaheim Factory Collection is the Style 17 DX. Introduced in 1992 as a fashionable update to the Classic Slip-On, the Style 17 DX uses mule construction with cotton canvas uppers and a robust reverse lug sole.
The Anaheim Factory Collection will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at Vans Classics beginning this March.