Vans Vault – Huichol Pack (A Closer Look via @blendsoc)

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I had a chance to stop into Blends Costa Mesa today, down in the OC, and to my surprise they had the Huichol Vans on display, in an awesome build-out that Vans had made for their store.  I noticed that the actual production pairs were slightly different from the official press pics that were released today, and this should answer a few questions that were raised about these, mostly the ones about the Syndicate 35th Anniversary Sk8-Hi being used as the base shoe for customization.  Well, I’ve confirmed that the pairs that will be released, are in fact their own shoe, albeit very similar to said Syndicate version.  The released pairs will feature pigskin linings, and the heel tabs are tonal white, to seamlessly blend in with the foxing, allowing the attention to be focused on the beadwork and hand-stitched artwork.  Side flag tags are embroidered with Vault on the backside like usual, and the footbeds have the newly familiar leather heel pads that are branded with the Vault logos.  SO have no fear, these aren’t just a reconstructed existing shoe.  Sorry for the less-than professional photos, as all I had on me was my iphone, but I hope you appreciate the time I took to bring this info to y’all!  It’s because we care damnit! Lol.  Enjoy the pics, and as always, thanks to Nobu, and the Blends fam for all the continued support.  BTW, these are so rare, that most shops will be only selling them in-store, but hopefully remaining pairs will be up for grabs online.  360 pairs worldwide!!!

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tons more pics after the jump