If you knew you were going to be stranded on an island and you could only bring one pair of pants with you, what would you bring? For most men, that’s not even something you’d have to think about. The almost unanimous answer would probably be jeans. Jeans beat up nicely, they’re comfy and they don’t require washing every day. It only makes sense then that sooner or later someone would apply the material we’ve all come to know and love to shoes. The Vans Authentic model (vulcanized waffle rubber sole in white) gets slightly modified with the addition of denim. We’re not huge fans of math, but it’s easy to figure out that this equation ended up with a pair of shoes that looks good.