One of Boston's oldest rock institutions is the Rathskeller, or more affectionately 'The Rat' as dubbed by bands and fans alike. The important venue is paid even further homage by yet another Boston institution with the Concepts x Vans Old Skool 'Rat Hunter'.

The tricked out silhouette is given an upper that feels both punk and high fashion for a very unique blend. A cream suede heel, toe and lining plays the bookends to denim paneling and grey cracked leather detailing as an ode to duct tape. The red checkered midsole is a funky addition that adds an extra ounce of pop and is continued on the insole with special 'Rat King' graphics as well.

Look for these to be available at Concepts on Oct. 4 retailing at $90. For those about to rock them, we salute you.

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[Via Sole Collector]