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Vans Is Letting You Customize Your Kicks With Work From Four Rising Black Artists | Esquire

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Vans Is Letting You Customize Your Kicks With Work From Four Rising Black Artists | Esquire

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Cover those Old Skools and Slip-Ons with special-made patterns and graphics from Rewina Beshue, Sydney G. James, Chris Martin, and Tony Whlgn.

 

—  JONATHAN EVANS, ESQUIRE

Vans is no stranger to custom creations. Since way back in the day, folks have been putting their own spin on classics like the Old Skool, Slip-On, and Sk8 Hi. Once, that meant doodling on the uppers and soles with a Sharpie. Today, things are a little more sophisticated than that. Not unlike some of its sneaker brethren, the SoCal company has a whole operation devoted to special makeups of its shoes called, fittingly, Vans Customs. No huge surprises thus far, right?

 

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