Sneaker brands collaborate with apparel companies all the time, but the partnership is rarely function driven. The new Outlier x Vans OTW Bedford group project goes much deeper than a new colorway. Everyone has their special occasion sneakers, but for the daily grind, a flexible style that can be worn in multiple situations is essential. This upgraded Bedford is the definition of versatility. Outlier crafts innovative apparel using a function driven design process and high quality technical fabrics in their creations. They believe that what you put on in the morning should never restrict what you do with the rest of your day. Vans also has a reputation of being one of the most adaptable shoes on the market, so a duet is only right. Importing Outlier’s most celebrated fabric Supermarine Cotton, which is highly water resistant and breathable, Vans OTW gives their popular Bedford a new coat and a shade of grey that is able to function in any setting.
Premium suede paneling on the upper, a co-branded tag on the tongue, and a tonal midsole finish off this ambidextrous model. Are these functional enough to earn a spot in your sneaker rotation? Let us know what you think of the new Bedford in the comment box below, and get your pair of the Vans OTW x Outlier Bedford starting this August for a light $90 at Vans OTW.
Outlier x Vans OTW Bedford