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Vans, Barbour launch capsule footwear collaboration

October 02, 2012|By Adam Tschorn
  • The Barbour by Vans capsule collection includes Barbourized versions of, from left, Vans' deconstructed chukka Del Barco, Era wingtip, and classic slip-on.
The Barbour by Vans capsule collection includes Barbourized versions… (Courtesy of Vans Inc. )

Barbour, the 118-year-old British heritage brand known for its durable outdoor wear – especially waxed waterproof jackets -- has collaborated with the Vans skate-shoe label on a line of limited-edition footwear.

According to Monday's announcement by the Cypress-based action sports brand, the Barbour by Vans capsule collection includes Barbourized versions of three classic Vans’ silhouettes: the classic slip-on (with an MSRP of $90) with a diamond-quilted upper, the Era wingtip ($100) and a deconstructed chukka Del Barco ($110), all in that particular shade of Barbour jacket green, with brown leather accents and tartan plaid footbeds.

The kicks have also  been given Barbour’s signature waxing treatment for water-resistance and Vans’ traditional waffle outsole has been reversed to provide increased traction.

As part of Vans’ premium California collection offerings, are being sold through select Vans accounts and Barbour stores worldwide, and are available as of October 1.

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