by Brandon Richard
Vans OTW marks the start of boot season by linking up with street-meets-menswear brand Publish.
The two have come together to bring a premium twist to the Breton Boot SE, focusing on upgraded materials and clean details. Water-resistant nylon swatches run from midfoot to the vamp, with a continuous hit of black through the Vibram Cristy outsole. Embossed leather heel paneling in white provides contrast, while reflective 3M ankle strips ensure visibility at night. A neoprene tongue and collar are paired with a full-length UltraCush HD footbed for comfort. Co-branded woven labels and printed insoles mark the collab.
The Publish Brand x Vans OTW Breton Boot SE launches in-store for $160 at KICKS/HI on October 25, with a release party on October 26 featuring Just Blaze, Dam Funk and Salva at The Republik. A wider launch is set for early December.