Vans Japan x Mastermind – Era & Sk8-Hi (Summer 2016)

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Vans Japan has once again teamed up with high-fashion label Mastermind, to come up with two new Vans shoes for the Japan-exclusive market.  This time they chose the Sk8-Hi again, but added an Era to the mix.  Right now, there’s only a few Instagram teasers of each shoe, but you get a pretty good idea of what to expect.  The Sk8-Hi is constructed entirely in leather, with a white jazz stripe, vulc sole, laces, and side ankle zipper.  The Era is also wrapped entirely in black leather, and features the clear checkerboard soles that we saw on the 2011 Sk8-Hi Zip, but the vulc soles are black with a white toe bumper.  Interesting to say the least!  As with most of Mastermind’s stuff, expect to pay a pretty penny for them, that is, if you can even source them, since they’ll be exclusive to Japan.

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