vintage van's style #595 ~ US7, US7.5
vintage van's style #595 era
made in usa circa 1989
new in box
US7.5/UK6.5-7 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 26.3cm)
US7/UK6-6.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 26cm)
the US7.5 is pictured in full & is unworn however quite obviously saw long-term exposure to light as a window display floor model. price stickers on the foxing reveal the original colour, whereby some adhesive paper does remain. the suede remains soft however some blemish prsent from storage/handling wear. the rubber remains soft & flexible despite widespread yellowing, jigsaw cracking & wrinkling upon bend. from experience however van's of this age tend to hold up normal despite such defects. the left waffle especially has darkened but remains soft & should hold up to normal wear. some curling to vinyl heel inserts. wear at own risk.
the US7 is less effected by the elements & the left shoe is near mint. the right saw short-term use as display model with resulting lateral rubber yellowing & light dusting to the suede. the rubber is dry rather than hard & despite wrinkles upon bend will hold up to normal wear.