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Vans' Latest Sneaker Collection Is An Exclusive Collaboration From Japan

If you’ve previously bemoaned the fact that Japan always has the coolest collabs, Vans Singapore has heard your calls – the Vans X ABC Mart collection, previously only available in the Land of the Rising Sun, is now available in local stores.

Japanophiles will adore the Vans X GARAGELAND collaboration, a sub-series within the collection. It draws on inspiration from traditional Japanese motifs such as embroidery and denim patchwork, and has styles for both men and women.

We highlight the must-have pieces of the Vans X ABC Mart collection below (pay attention for cool bragging rights):

#1: Blue Denim Slip-Ons, $119
Everyone’s wearing slip-on sneakers these days. This pair, an effortless nod to Japanese denim patchwork, makes a way cooler statement. #2: Old Skool EZ Classic, $99
The evergreen Old Skools undergo a transformation – EZ straps have replaced the usual white laces, harking back to childhood days where shoes were usually adorned with these simple but effective straps. #3: Old Skool EZ All Black, $99
For those of you who insist on all-black colourways, well, there’s that option too. #4: Seigaiha Slip-On, $89
On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the Seigaiha, which is filled with whimsical motifs depicting birds and waves, for those who aren’t into all shades of noir.   Like this? Check out the upcoming Star Wars X Superga sneakers collaboration, this weekend’s showcase/flea market of the coolest sneakers at Zouk, and the most stylish people at Singapore Fashion Week 2016.