Vans x Outlier Supermarine Bedford
Technical apparel brand Outlier has joined forces with Vans to create a casual canvas shoe with a big dose of technology. Taking one of Vans’ most promising up-and-coming models and altering it to become even more practical and hard wearing, Outlier aims to create a ‘future classic’: a piece that is timeless in style but thoroughly up-to-date in terms of construction, fabrics and functionality.
The template for this collaboration is the Vans OTW Bedford silhouette. Outlier selected this model as they felt a promising new design better suited their vision as opposed to one of Vans’ already proven pieces. Taking the classic mid-top look of a skate shoe and blending it with a silm, modern profile, the OTW Bedford sports the signature Vans aesthetic and is adaptable enough for day to day casual wear.
Outlier has brought their technical expertise to the collaboration, constructing their take on the OTW Bedford from supermarine cotton. Light, durable and extremely resistant to water, this choice of fabric ensures the Supermarine Bedford is more comfortable and practical than a standard canvas shoe, making it a great piece for those who lead an especially active lifestyle.
The Outlier X Vans collaboration Supermarine Bedford sees a niche technical apparel label join forces with one of the most recognisable brands of today to create a shoe that is the perfect blend of fashion and functionality. Catering to those on the go and capitalising on the current popularity of technical wear, the Supermarine Bedford may indeed establish its place in the future of casual footwear.