vintage van's style #38 ~ US12
vintage van's style #38 sk8-hi
white on navy suede/canvas
customade in usa circa 1980
US12/UK11-11.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 30.4cm)
near flawless! all rubber remains soft & flexible. 1 area of stress cracking only at the toe from crush injury. laces are not original & the interior is blue! there are early examples of blue insoles however the inner lining is also blue. this leads me to believe the uppers were dyed however not when the shoes were intact because the leather jazz for example does not show any blue. the suede has stiffened slightly but still butter! the 2-piece tongue stitch has weakened however will not effect wear. both shoes list US12 however fit ever so slightly bigger, towards but not quite at the elusive US12.5.