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Inspired by the Vans classic Old Skool, the high topversion, Reissue, features printed canvas and suede uppers with a leather Vans side stripe and cotton laces. Padded footbed for extra comfort and treaded rubber soles.
In the converse vs. vans debate, I am a Vans fan. Have been for years and this pair is amazing. Look, there isn't any arch support as is typical in vans, so if you have arch issues, grab some inserts, but as far as materials used, PHENOMENAL. The colors are very accurate in the pictures. I protect the suede with spray on suede protector, but since I live in the desert, precipitation isn't necessarily a factor in my regular wear and tear of footwear. I really like the laces. They're cotton, but are round with sort of a stiff outer coating and almost makes them look leather. I really respect the texture play in these shoes. Very fun. Caveat: In the actual hightop area, on the inside against your ankles, it's a shiny, sort of fake leather material. It's possible that if you are wearing these while walking around a lot and are either a)sweating or b)succuming to humidity, that you will make a quick trip to blister city. Upper ankles beware! Maybe just tuck your skinny jeans down and problem avoided. Regarding sizing, I think they run a tad roomy. I'm consistently a 9 1/2 in footwear, so I bought a 9 and 10 to try on. The 10 was really big and the 9 was just what I needed. I'd recommend ordering down if you're a half size. Peace out!