The upper is crafted entirely out of faux pony hair and sports a mottled black-on-white design reminiscent of a pony. While the base is somewhat smooth, Vans Vault has left the edges of the slip-on shoe untrimmed, seeing a furry collar around the opening of the shoe and its tongue section.
In usual form, the Style 53 has a penny loafer-esque strap with the iconic eye-shaped slit in the middle sitting on the vamp. This formal element is contrasted with informal design cues such as a black vulcanized rubber sole unit that’s chunkier than, say, Vans’ Slip-On offerings, mostly due to its heavily-treaded outsole.
Rounding out the bold new Style 53 LX is the blacked-out license plate on the heel and the tonal white Vans tab that’s sits underneath the collar of the shoe on the lateral side. Take a look at the Vans Vault UA OG Style 53 LX in “Pony/White/Black” above, and pick up a pair for yourself from stockists such as Allike, where the sneaker retails for $156.86 USD.
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