Vans Kitchen Chef Sneakers
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by Brendan Dunne

If you work in the restaurant industry, it's time to ditch your Shoes for Crews gear in favor of something more thought-out in terms of design. Helping out with that is this new collaboration from Vans that was created with the kitchen environment in mind.

The sneakers were designed in partnership with chefs and restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The silhouettes have water-and-dirt-resistant canvas uppers, upgraded cushioning for extended arch support and minimal markings connecting them to the Los Angeles spots ran by the duo.

Staff at Shook and Dotolo's restaurants, Jon & Vinny’s, animal and Son of a Gun, will wear these collaborative Vans. There's no word yet on a possible retail release.