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When you picture a pair of Vans you have a certain image that pops into your head. It’s kind of like thinking about an Ed Hardy shirt only way, way better.  We’re going to ask you to suspend that thought and take a glance at this pair of Vans Rata Vulc Sneakers. Yeah, they are not what you were thinking. Sure, they share the same simplistic color design as the classic that made the brand popular but they now, for one, feature laces. Hey, this is a big jump for a company that’s been successful with one standard slip-on. If you want a slightly less casual summer shoe option this is a safe bet and they won’t leave your feet super sweaty like a pair of desert boots. The woven royal hemp uppers are paired with the classic Vans sole and, if you think you can, you could even dare to rock the reds.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.