The Vans Moody Floral Authentic is a unisex sneaker that comes in boy's sizes from 3.5-6 extending to men's from 6.5-13. Women who want to enjoy these can merely go 1.5 sizes down their sizes to avail of the ideal fit.
Generally, the Moody Floral Authentic fits true to size and provides the right amount of toe room. However, for those with wide feet, going half or one size up is recommended.
While the Vans Moody Floral has a classic silhouette, expect that these are not your typical shoe. It has a floral print which exudes a vintage appeal rather than a Hawaiian tropical vibe. The subdued colors and pattern all over the shoe give the right pop of color on any outfit, but the classic silhouette still makes it a versatile pair like the Original Authentics.
To highlight the design of the shoe pairing it with an all-black outfit is ideal. However, it can also be paired with various outfits, dresses, jeans, or any outfit imaginable.
For a sneaker that has been relevant for more than 50 years, it is only justifiable to retain all its best features. For the Vans Moody Floral Authentic, the signature canvas upper, albeit coming in a floral number this time, remains unchanged and still delivers a breathable and secure fit to the feet. The vulcanized outsole, minimalist branding, and stitching remain unchanged.
Vans, previously known as the Vans Doren Rubber Company, was founded by brothers Jim Van Doren and Paul Van Doren, along with their business partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. The company initially produced casual footwear in Anaheim, California in 1966. It was the same year that Vans #44 was released, which we now know as the Vans Authentic.
The shoe is highly inspired by Sherman Tanks for its tough exterior. To adopt this, #44 Deck Shoe, it sported strong materials like a crepe rubber outsole, nylon thread rather than the usual cotton, and a ten duck heightened canvas. The use of these elements ensures that these will outlive others. These qualities captivated the attention and found its niche in the skateboarding community. In 1976, professional skateboarders like Jerry Valdez, Stacy Peralta, and Tony Alva, placed the sneaker into a higher level of popularity and released their custom designs. Some of the details that were infused on the sneaker were the padded backs, outside heel counter, and the "Off The Wall" label.
Currently, the Vans Authentic has been a street style icon that has been favored by different groups. Over the years, it has also been interpreted in a myriad of Vans Authentic ways, from the most minimalistic look up to the loudest and brightest of colors and prints.
- The Vans Moody Floral Authentic is offered at $60 at the brand's website.
- These sneakers carry signature Waffle outsole which boosts the shoe's grip.