[My Reviews] VANS Alomar and Cobern Shoes
For those of you who know me by now, yes, I’m a failed retiree as a sneaker collector. So… here’s what happens when your shoe addiction relapses, even in the mildest forms of a re-surge.
I got myself two new pairs during my 1-month stay at Taipei last month; both were purchased straight from my go-to street wear shop there: Millionaire Boys Club (MBC). The first pair were the OTW “Off The Wall” jet black coated VANS Alomar shoes. The slick design simply sold itself, and can easily match any shade of denim. So that’s a tick. The price? I got it at 40% off, while other retail stores nearby were pushing it in full.
The second pick ups were the VANS Cobern, also a member of the VANS OTW Collection. I initially planned to grab some classic tonal Sperry’s, until I came across this aesthetic hybrid of a sneaker and boat shoe silhouette. These are constructed of navy blue oiled pig suede refurbished with moccasin toe, medial ankle screen and inner pig leather lining.
Thank you Vans, for being so brutally honest. The Cobern’s are indeed “built to chill in,” and they sure look good on or off the docks. Easy to slip on, and easy to withdraw from without the pads shifting out of place.
Like all VANS OTW shoes, both featured premium materials, waxed laces, and trademark Culcan out soles.