Vans ArcAd x Powell Peralta x Taka Hayashi – Caballero TH Pro, Style 138 TH Pro, & TH Jacket (11.11.17 via @silostore) #silo #silostore

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“Crafted in collaboration with Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Powell Peralta x TH collection commemorates a decades-long legacy of innovation in skateboarding, showcasing unforgettable imagery from Powell Peralta’s signature skate deck graphics archive. The capsule breathes life back into memorable illustrations such as the 1985 Future Primitive logo, Bones fonts, and the principal skull and sword graphics for which Powell Peralta is known.

Featuring elevated renditions of the Caballero Pro ArcAd and the Style 138 Pro ArcAd and limited to only 600 pairs worldwide, the capsule pays apropos tribute to the team that forever changed the face of competitive skateboarding in the 80s, the Bones Brigade, celebrating members such as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Tommy Guerrero and Jesse Martinez.

Known for his sharp attention to detail and premium material executions, Taka Hayashi reimagines his favorite Powell Peralta motifs on the Caballero Pro ArcAd and Style 138 Pro ArcAd. The Style 138 Pro includes a Powell Peralta Experimental tonal screen print on quarter panel, the Future Primitive logo embroidery on heel, and a woven Experimental crest & TH tongue label.

As one his favorite brands since childhood, Hayashi reminisces, “One of the first Powell Peralta boards I purchased was a Skull & Sword Ray “Bones” Rodriguez, created by Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, an artist I looked up to. I must have been ten years old at the time. I went in to Rip City Skate shop and was amazed with all the colors, graphics, and the unique shape of the boards, but that skull & sword really stood out to me.” This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s second Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.”

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Vans ArcAd x Santa Cruz x Taka Hayashi – Old Skool Pro TH & Chukka 95 Pro TH (10.28.17) via @silostore #silo

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Designed in collaboration with revered Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Santa Cruz x TH collection celebrates decades of classic design heritage to honor some of the most renowned skateboarding mottos and motifs of all time including Santa Cruz’s bold slogan, “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.” Santa Cruz Skateboards remains a pioneer of the industry, having created the most cherished deck graphics in skateboarding history since the early 80s.

Blending Taka Hayashi’s meticulous craftsmanship of premium materials and bespoke embroidery detailing, the Santa Cruz Pro x TH Skate capsule showcases an Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in rich leather and suede iterations, highlighting original artwork by Hayashi and logos by Santa Cruz Skateboards.

Inspired by skateboarding culture throughout his childhood, Hayashi remarks, “Santa Cruz’s endless archive of awesome skateboard graphics, logos, and fonts that defined the 80’s skateboarding scene left a huge impact on me as an artist and a skater. I really looked up to their style and artists like Jim Phillips, whose signature artwork continues to inspire me to this day.” This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s first-ever Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
• UltraCush HD sockliner
• Vans’ original Sidestripe and Santa Cruz graphics, including the famed “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” slogan displayed on the foxing of each style, along with original skull artwork by TH
• Constructed with the highest quality suedes and leathers; offered in Old Rose and Oatmeal tones with black foxing and waxed cotton laces
• Original Santa Cruz label woven on the tongue and heel scab
• Limited to 600 individually numbered pairs worldwide
• Second laces are custom “OFF THE WALL” screened graphics
• Includes custom Taka scene decal

Available this SUNDAY Oct. 29th Online at Silo!

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Vans ArcAd – Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd (7.8.17) #ArcAd

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Vans Pro Skate commemorates its original American-made heritage with the Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd, the first Made in USA Vans performance skate shoe in over 20 years. Available to select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide and limited to 700 individually-numbered pairs (350 each color) on Saturday, July 8, the Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd is handcrafted using a combination of modern machinery and traditional craftwork to achieve a unique balance of heritage and evolution.

The Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd offers the quality and character that Vans’ handcrafted, USA-made shoes were known for with the following enhancements:

  • Vans Pro Skate UltraCush HD sockliners that include an anatomical heel cup and arch contour to provide the ultimate comfort and support.
  • Vans’ original Sidestripe stitched over an anatomically paneled, asymmetrical upper.
  • Designed with the highest quality suedes, leathers, and leather liners with construction specifically engineered to allow the shoe to stretch, form and flex, creating a more personalized fit with time and wear.
  • Utilizes a thicker, more durable sole with double-stitched heel and a molded “Off The Wall” heel scab.
  • A “Made in USA” woven label on the tongue, with Pro Skate ArcAd sequential numbering and a US manufactured stamp on the inside liner, completing each pair with its own individual mark.
  • Offered in white leather uppers with black outsoles or black leather with white outsoles. Both refined colorways are finished off with flat waxed canvas laces.

In honor of Vans’ original American-made footwear era beginning in 1966, Vans debuts the Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd on July 8 at select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide. To find out more information, visit Vans ArcAd.

My personal take:

The unofficially announced, rumored price is set at $270 a piece.  Very steep for a pair of Vans, but not the most expensive we’ve seen.  Yes, expensive for a shoe aimed at skaters, but then again skate is now high fashion!  Besides that, these are made in the USA.  Let me repeat…THESE VANS ARE MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!!!  You asked for it, and now it’s here.  Our buddies over at Strictly Waffles said it best, when comparing them to any other shoe made here in the USA, which you’re easily looking at $200+ a pair, and $400+ for any good boot.  We sometimes spend more than that in a few weeks on multiple pairs.  Put your money where your mouth is, and support this awesome idea.  Hopefully we can see some classic silhouettes come out of this venture in the future.  This just opened up a bunch of new opportunities for Vans, and possibly to gain another edge on the competition.  Such an amazing time to be a part of the Vans community!!!

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