What makes Coutié’s product so unique is its ability to deliver such a powerful message through a simple, frills-free design. The Old Skool “Shadow and Sun” communicates its ideology with a cream upper made of canvas and suede, struck through with a bold orange Jazz Stripe. Black Arabic text that translates to “Shadow and Sun” appears on the lateral midfoot, directly above an English language text graphic. Each shoe also features a yin and yang of Arabic moon and sun hits on its heel and toebox — the left shoe puts the moon up front and the sun on the heel while the right shoe does the inverse.
Further detail is provided by a small “Coutié” hit directly below each shoe’s throat. Black laces and a black foxing stripe bring compelling contrast to the light upper, while eggshell midsoles with a classic red Vans heel badge and waffle outsoles round off the look.
The Coutié x Vans Old Skool “Shadow and Sun” is available on the
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