BEN CAMPBELL - MELBOURNE
THE LAB STORE
My friend Al Wilson gave me these shoes, he’s one of my favourite humans, a real good dude. These are easily the best shoes in the universe. I know there’s a whole bunch of sneaker fiends out there shaking their heads going ‘This dude’s high on shit!’, making that ppfffff noise and lookin’ over their shoulder at the mountain of Nike shoe boxes spilling out of their wardrobe and the cardboard cutout of Jordan that stares over their shoe shrine.
It’s terribly unfortunate but some of these people will live their entire lives without ever putting a pair of Vans on their feet. Keep reading, yo it’s cool, I’m not getting down on you for your shoe of choice, all I know is my feet have been a whole lot happier since they were introduced to Vans. Do what feels right. Mine are Off the Wall and yours is on the wall!
Now I’ll tell you why these are the best. If you look real close you can see there’s no air, you can’t pump ‘em up and there’s no fancy stuff, that’s why I dig em. They come in the silver box, coz these are the premium joints, so always ask the shopkeeper for the Vault Vans cause they are way more comfy. They’re blue suede for a start and then they went and made the sides out of this rad bonez fabric. The sole is off the wall white, and the pinstripe is grey, yo! Blue waffle wow, and on the inside you get even more bonez!
Shake your skeleton!
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