It looks Vans isn’t the only ones being innovative with buckles this season. Adidas will soon release a pair of near logo free leather Stan Smiths. Swapping out eyelets and laces, the the buckle system features a leather wrap adding to the minimalism. This leaves the gold buckles making a statement. Expect these to drop on September 1st. [Link]
As a side note, if Hollywood ever reboot The Island, these could easily be the sneaker of choice. Not that the Puma Mostro are shabby or anything.