This autumn, Vans has teamed up with British surf brand, Finisterre to create a special footwear capsule. The new range takes 3 classic silhouettes and gives them an outdoor treatment to ensure that you’re ready for the winter weather to come. The Authentic (featured), Chukka and new UltraRange Hi, have all been specially adapted by Finisterre with winter weather and surfing in mind.
“Finisterre and Vans share a love of the sea and a passion for great product, so the result of our partnership is a collection that’s designed to get you out there, on the road and enduring the elements. We’re excited to see the adventures they’re taken on,” expressed Tom Kay, Founder of Finisterre.
We’ve had the Authentics for a few weeks now and have, quite literally, not taken them off. The classic silhouette of our favourite Vans shape has been given an outdoor treatment by the guys at Finisterre: a rubber toe cap to protect your toes from getting wet, a reverse waffle sole for added grip, reflective strips on the laces and orange detailing. The result- a smart looking trainer that you know will keep your feet in check in the worst of the British weather.
Cycling around London on a recent trip to the crowdfunding launch for Oceans 7 the film, the Authentics got wet but my feet stayed dry. What’s more, the UltraCush™ sole is super comfortable for a day on your feet, whether wandering around the city or searching for that secluded point break.
To learn more about the collaboration and see the other shoes in the range visit here.
Additional photography by Oliver Hooson.