Last month, we released our first batch of exclusive styles that are part of our 2016 BNY Sole Series collaborations. Today, we’re unveiling the latest from the footwear project, the limited-edition men’s Vans Stud-Embellished Sneakers.

Inspired by Vans’ classic runner style and a hard-edged punk ethos, our men’s team helped design a black leather sneaker complete with studs and spikes. Associate Men’s Shoe Buyer Andrew Orner explains the design process of creating this standout pair.

“We were excited to put our spin on Vans’ recently re-released runner, as the Vans brand has long been synonymous with skate and punk culture,” Andrew says. “In the spirit of that style, the sneakers have details similar to those found on a leather moto jacket.”

VANS Stud-Embellished Sneakers

The exclusive style is constructed of luxury materials, with attention to every detail, even going so far as adding leather laces. “We worked with Vans to use premium suede, a grain leather upper, a silver specchio leather back, and a speckled sole with a gum razor outsole. In place of the iconic sidewall stripe on the runner, we used metal studs,” he adds.

Stud and spike design nuances are also a nod to the DIY aspect of punk culture, which embraces self expression and customization. These limited-edition sneakers are available now exclusively at select Barneys New York store locations and online at Barneys.


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