Vans Era Half Moon Via BILLY's by Alex Young

Tokyo shoe supplier BILLY'S is valuable because of the exclusive sneaker releases the store receives. Brands like adidas, New Balance, and Saucony have dropped unique footwear at the Japanese store.

This time, Vans' classic Era silhouette is granted special treatment at BILLY's. Remixed as the Era Half Moon silhouette, the shoe's forefoot features a cap toe, similar to Keen or Jack Purcell, that extends beyond the outsole's white vulcanized rubber. Suede covers the upper, which comes in black, white, red, and blue color options.

Shop the Vans Era Half Moon beginning February 11 for ¥9,000 JPY, or approximately $74 USD, at BILLY'S.


The Vault by Vans x The North Face Collection by Alex Young

Vans are causal skate shoes fit for anything, except when harsh rain, blinding snow and cold from winter paralyze your toes or make your feet soggy. Fret not for the company's latest collaboration with The North Face will allow you to wear Vans in the worst inclement weather.

Utilizing the SK8-Hi and Desert Chukka silhouettes, The North Face outfits the Vans footwear with rugged, resistant materials, such as reverse waffle outsoles adding traction, gusseted tongues and heat retention technology. Earth tones and black/royal blue color the shoes.

A North Face Nupste jacket adorned with a checkerboard pattern on the shoulders accompanies the sneaker collaboration. Look for The Vault by Vans x The North Face collection Oct. 31, 2015 at $120 for the SK8-Hi, $130 for the Desert Chukka and $300 for the jacket.

Source: Sole Collector