A Closer Look: The Vans Variable, part of the new LXVI Collection
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When we received a pair of the Variables, part of Vans’ new LXVI Collection, we were surprised to find that they went back to the drawing board to design a shoe from the ground up. Historically, Vans has a tried and true method that gets the job done. With the LXVI Collection, that process has changed.
When we put on the new Variable ($75) for the first time we found them to be as comfortable as slippers, with support for everyday use. The added heel cushioning, known as ActionFit, creates a more athletic stance giving the shoe a livelier feel and when combined with the WaffleFlex – Vans’ modern tread design turned on an angle to create a more natural flex – you have one damn comfy shoe.
Besides all the new tech found in the Variable like UltraCush Lite – a proprietary molded EVA-based foam that ads comfort and reduces weight in the outsoles, midsoles and footbeds – and PleasureCuff – a super comfortable lycra-coated neoprene heel cuff – these shoes simply look good.
Check out more photos of the Variable below and head over to lxvi.vans.com to snag a pair of your own.
Jonathan Glass is the Online Editor at Snowboard Magazine. If he says he is going snowboarding it means he's at après, early.
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