Would You Wear Vans Authentic “Cheetah” or “Leopard”?
While Lil Wayne may be able to get away with wearing cheetah print on a pair of leggings, are you brave enough to rock the spotted animal print on your kicks? Vans is banking on the answer being yes, as they’ve released two new pairs of their Authentic silhouette, one dubbed “Cheetah” and the other holding on to the “Leopard” moniker. Those familiar with the brand know that the Authentic silhouette is Vans’ lowest profile look with a thin layer of canvas sitting atop an abbreviated mid-sole. While the structure of the shoe may be subtle, the print on these two pairs is anything but. First up is a pastel-based cheetah print which paints a light blue base layer with black and pink spots. The audacity of the look is driven home with pink spotted laces for a look all but guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers. Next up is the Vans Authentic “Leopard” which makes use of a faux-fur exterior and classic looking animal print. The laces on this particular pair are much more simply stated than the former by way of basic braided shoe-strings. While there’s no denying the attention factor either kicks will garner, the question remains: Would you actually wear either of these pairs? While designed for the ladies, most fellas will be able to squeeze in a larger size, I’d just recommend pairing them with something other than your freshly ordered animal-print leggings.