DQM x Vans ‘Square Ones: Vansguard’

DQM released its Summer 15 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans Friday, August 7th. Following 2014’s original Square Ones release, this season’s updated pack features Vansguard waterproof technology on a brushed twill upper, and a color story inspired by classic English raincoats.

Made exclusively for DQM, the shoes are inspired by the utility and economy of a basic, what it means for a product to be useful, to be essential or classic. Working towards that idea of a true basic, DQM has paredback Vans’ Old Skool LX style to the very essentials. The shoe has a deconstructed feel with minimal branding, stitched side stripes and stitched eyelets. Constructed in durable but light-weight brushed cotton twill with water-resistant Vansguard treatment, the shoes are available in Black, Nautical Blue and Seneca Rock. Details include neon yellow, light-weight and washable Ortholite insoles for comfort, and flat matching color laces with striped aglets.

Produced in a limited edition, the Square Ones: Vansguard collection will be available in men’s and women’s sizes at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York as well as online at dqmnewyork.com, on August 7th.

Photographed by Dominic Neitz in the Lower East Side, New York. Worn by Dustin Eggling.

Tashi Stricker