The Wedge Beaded Vans
The Wedge Beaded Vans
The Wedge Beaded Vans
The Wedge Beaded Vans
The Wedge Beaded Vans
The Wedge Beaded Vans
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The Wedge Beaded Vans

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Mac Sledge Custom Vans Charcoal Grey Suede and Canvas One-Of-One "Pop Cush" Slip-On
Vans size 8.0 men • 7.0 uk • 40.5 euro • 26.0 cm

I grew up in Orange County California. For any brown kid growing up there you know it’s incredibly hard living. I felt so out of place everywhere I stepped. But, when I was out in the Pacific I felt free from all of the eyes. I could feel what a strong swimmer I am. I experienced how liberating feeling small could be. I’ve never been a strong surfer but I am a strong swimmer and will always enjoy surfing. I don’t think you need to be good at your hobbies to enjoy them. There are very specific things I miss about where I grew up. The wedge is one of those specific things. I spent many days watching massive waves crash right on the shoreline. As local some of us took it on as a responsibility to explain sneaker waves to locals to make sure they didn’t get ripped out. It’s seriously one of the gnarliest surfing spots in the world and people flock to it. I feel blessed and honored that I was able to grow up with that in my backyard. I can’t believe I used to body surf there lol! To be young again 💙🤙🏾


Anyways these shoes were inspired by that place. The wedge holds a lot of magic for me. I’m on a journey to be to connect with my tribes. This journey starts with me. Beading is bringing me closer to understanding my ancestral roots. I’ve worked on some personal things for my family and I’m happy to offer these to Turtle Island.

Hope these being someone joy!