The Vans Vault collaborates for the first time with Ohio based Sole Classics on a new pair of sneakers dubbed the “Carmen” Era. The “Carmen” comes featuring a mix of colors that may not be deemed complementary but represent Ohi0. The sneaker comes featuring a solid red sole, a white canvas upper that fades to a golden yellow, a football leather heel tab, green and navy laces, and an orange Vans tag. The shoes will be available in store only at Sole Classics on May 25th in limited quantities and online at Kingsrowe. Until then, keep up with the story on Instagram @SoleClassics and check the website for the full inspiration story.
Sole Classics x Vans Vault “Carmen” will release Saturday, May 25th 2013 at 11am (est) in-store at Sole Classics. 765 N High St Unit B. Columbus, OH 43215. Sizes 4 1/2 – 14 in mens. The release will be handled in a “first come, first serve” manner. For non-locals, Carmen will be available online at Kingsrowe.com later on the evening of May 25th in limited quantities. The time for the online release is pending. For more information please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The name “Carmen” comes from the motivation that tells us not to give up. The football leather on the heel mustache of the shoe is placed for obvious reasons. The golden fade represents Jack Henderson’s journey. The navy laces were taken to mimic the 1996 license plate and also the navy uniforms from the 1963 season, while the orange Vans tag represents a state registration sticker. The red sole represents the state slogan; “The Heart of it All”, also taken from the 1996 license plate. The grey sole mixes combines to make up the University that brings us so much joy. The green laces represent the “Off The Wall” persona that makes Sole Classics who we are. These alternate laces represent our shop’s artwork as well as our personality. Thank you Vans for the opportunity and thank you Ohio for the inspiration. Columbus, we on.