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The snug-fitting Vans Atwood Deluxe has a narrow entry at first use but eventually adjusts to the size and shape of the feet for a perfect true to size fit. The low-top skate-inspired sneaker allows quick movements and remains lightweight for all-day walking. With a padded collar and tongue, the deluxe edition shoe has UltraCush technology that delivers amazing cushioning and a plush feel in the interiors. Keeping the feet secure is the traditional flat lacing that helps one adjust the sizes of their feet to fit the sneaker. Available sizes are in medium – D or B width for both sexes ranging from US size 6 to 13 for men and 5 to 11 for women.
Hints of leather at the back and tongue gives the Vans Atwood Deluxe a tinge of class compared to its OG version. These leather accents and use of unique colors in the canvas upper makes for a stylish sneaker for a day out to run errands or a relaxing skating day at the park.
The laid-back silhouette aims for easy pairing with shorts, chinos, and jeans for a skate-ready and casual look. Mix and match them with a slim fitting graphic tee or a thin button down, and you’re ready to take several strides and hang out with friends and family on a weekend getaway.
A notch higher regarding comfort compared to the original, the Vans Atwood Deluxe boasts of UltraCush technology that keeps the feet cushioned, cozy, and protected with plush interiors and a padded collar and tongue. The waffle tread outsole also keeps the foot on a firm grip to any wet or dry surface with its superior traction.
The world’s number one skate shoe company Vans started in Anaheim, California with the Van Doren Brothers. James and Paul Van Doren began selling a shoe model with almost minimalistic design and function in their little shoe shop.
Unchanged ever since it started some 50 years ago, the first shoe released by the brand is the Authentic model that has existed since the early years of the company. The low-top sneaker also known as the #44 deck shoe had a simple layout with the canvas upper and a thick vulcanized rubber sole. This simplicity of the Authentic is probably the reason why skateboarders loved it in the first place. Skateboarders love the simple silhouette of the design known for the laidback lifestyle with only the upper’s canvas material changing colorways and articles in several years.
Meanwhile, ever since the skateboarding culture started in California, Vans shoes seem to be attached to the growth of the skateboarding movement which began in West Coast up to the rest of the United States. While the Vans shoe brand appears to be linked to the growth of skateboarding movement, the brand also became popular in street-style loving cultures wanting a minimalist shoe that delivers superior comfort.
Other favorite designs of the company include the Vans Era, Vans Authentic, and Vans Old Skool. The Vans Atwood Deluxe, meanwhile, continues this skating heritage of the Van Doren brothers with the first Atwood silhouette which was released in low, mid, and hi construction. This pioneering design was eventually launched in a deluxe edition that has improved cushioning and detailing for a great looking skate shoe.
- The Vans Atwood Deluxe features a double-stitched canvas upper joined by a rubber trimming to fuse both the sole and upper in an almost seamless
- The sneaker has metal eyelets for a secure lockdown with the traditional flat lacing system.
- Vans logo detailing at tongue and sides. With heel mustache detail
- Vulcanized rubber construction keeps the canvas skate sneaker from breaking apart.