Robert Verdi Partners with Vans to Make Hermes Canvas Sneakers

Fashion / Footwear / June 9, 2011

Hermes Vans ShoeWhat is skater chic?

Vans and Robert Verdi have just answered that question with the release of the American based shoe manufacturer’s first line of Hermès canvas sneakers.

While the line features just five different designs of shoes that were created for Verdi’s personal enjoyment, the collaboration is one of the most unique of its kind.

Based on Verdi’s own personal collection of vintage Hermès scarves, the brilliant collaboration is classic upscale meets street wear for the twenty-first century. The iconic silk Hermès print has not lost a bit of its luster when mixed with Vans’ rubber soled sneakers.

Surprisingly, the partnership seems to have given both powerhouses an unexpected edge without losing the essence of individuality that garnered the adoration of their loyal customers.

Colorful and eccentric, these shoes are the perfect marriage of uptown and downtown, proving the old adage right – opposites do attract.


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Saron Olkaba
Saron Olkaba
Saron is a writer and student born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC. She is incapable of keeping a phone for longer than a few months, exclusively wears Miss. Dior Cherie, and her guilty pleasures include any novel written by V.C. Andrews (don’t judge), Essie’s “Little Brown Dress", and Stoli. She is currently obsessed with the poetry of Edmund Wilson and The Arctic Monkey’s latest album “AM”.




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