Vans Authentic “Deacon” Pack
Over the years Vans has exhibited an innate ability to keep things simple while retaining an extremely sophisticated look for a skate shoe. That ability is on display yet again with regards to the Vans Authentic “Deacon” Pack. Taking cues from a sun-faded summer aesthetic, the Deacon looks to be composed of washed-out denim, when really it’s comprised of a synthetic upper. Each pair—the black and the blue—gives the impression of rugged denim over a no-frills silhouette. The Authentic spares no expense in style or detail and is an extremely versatile kick whether the situation calls for business or shredding. I’m a bit biased since I’m wearing the blue pair on my feet right now, but you can take my word as an objective consumer, this is one clean kick. These are available now, prudently priced at $55.