Summer Sonic is one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in Japan which features local and international musicians from all genre. This massive three day event attracts fans from all over Japan and around the world. VANS Japan will be setting up their booth for the event and will be launching a pre sale of Authentic model which is scheduled for release as part of Fall/Winter 2009 range. This is not an exclusive Summer Sonic model but a three day pre-sale campaign set up especially for Summer Sonic attendees. There will also be special Vans sticker that will be given away when the sneakers are purchased. Checker pattern is the key design element with it being featured on the inner lining as well as the heel patch, while the exterior is kept simple in black with white details. There will be other Vans sneakers for sale with special discount at Summer Sonic, which will be held from August 7th (Friday) until 9th (Sunday).