vintage van's style #98 ~ US4, US6, US7, US8, US10
vintage van's style #98 slip-on
D21 vans scratch print canvas
black rubber scene
designed in italy made in usa circa 1989
new in box
US10/UK9.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 28.2cm)
(a) US8/UK7.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 26.5cm)
(b) US8/UK7.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 26.5cm)
US7/UK6.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 25.9cm)
US4/UK3.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 23.2cm)
US6/UK5.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 24.9cm)
ALL ARE NOS IN BOX, EXCEPT THE US6 WHICH WAS SLIGHTLY USED. ALL BOXES ARE SLIGHTLY WEATHERED FROM EXPOSURE TO ELEMENTS. THE US10, US8S & US7 IN ITALIAN GREEN BOX, THE US6 & US4 IN THE ITALIAN MAROON BOX. SOME PAIRS SHOW WHITE BLEMISH TO THE RUBBER FOXING & SIDEWALL WHICH IS OG TISSUE PAPER FROM THE BOX & WILL WIPE AWAY. MOST PAIRS SHOW MINOR STORAGE WEAR & DUSTING TO THE RUBBER.
the US10 is pictured in full (see photos 1-16). all rubber remains malleable despite some firmness to the fingernail flick test. the internal toe counter has stiffned in (both?) shoes & the surrounding rubber has stiffened by association.... & may explain the firmness. the box is somewhat weathered from the elements. despite all this & micro jigsaw cracking to the first foxing & foxing stripe im confident these will hold up to normal wear. wear at own risk!
the US8 (a) is mint apart from minimal tissue paper adherence. note the medial blue flag on the right shoe! see pic 17.
the US8 (b) is near mint apart from minor storage wear, tissue paper adherence. some impression marks to the rubber at toes however all rubber remains soft & flexible. see pics 18-20.
the US7 shows minimal tissue paper adherenece & impression marks to rubber. the right internal toe counter has stiffened with resulting firmness to fisrt foxing around the toe. this may lead to cracking however im confident will hold to normal wear. the left rubber is soft & flexible. see pics 21-23
the US4 shows stiffening to the internal toe caps with resulting firmness to surrounding rubber. this may lead to cracking however im confident will hold to normal wear. minor tissue paper adherence. see pic 24.
the US6 is in excellent used condition. all rubber remians soft & flexible despite surface cracking to the foxing stripe only & stress cracking to the top of the sidewall from crush injury. see last 13 pics