Styles from Vans Fall 2013 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Vans
Vans is no stranger to rad collaborations, adorable lookbooks, and even some pretty awesome DIY action (hi, Macklemore!). However, despite debuting platform skate sneakers last season and having its toes consistently dipped into the fashion world, there’s ONE trend the brand has held out on…until now, that is. Behold, the Vans sneaker wedge! Proving that the hidden heel really IS the trend that just might go on forever, the athletic giant is rolling out two new styles for Fall 2013. So whether or not you’re a fan of the hidden heel yourself, there’s no denying the staying power of the wedge sneaker. After all, they’re comfy, they’re versatile, and, in the case of the solid color Vans Sk8-Hi Wedge and the Leopard Print Sk8-Hi Wedge, they’re still injected with that signature Vans sporty swagger.
Along with the new wedges, the Fall 2013 collection also features vintage revivals like checkerboard patterns, retro daisies, and even maps of famous beaches splashed across the classic low-top styles. We don’t have to remind you that sneakers really DO go with everything (just ask Rita, Rihanna, or peep the previous Vans lookbook if you don’t believe us). So shove some room in your closet and hit Vans.com now, because all the Fall shoes are available now! How’s that for instant gratification?!