Vans Vault – “Huichol” Sk8-Hi & Slip-On (Video & Pics!)

Words via Highsnobiety:

“Vans‘ premium Vault label have enlisted the help of craftsmen from Mexico’s Huichol tribe to create a set of highly limited, handcrafted renditions of the label’s classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi sneakers, showcasing the native people’s skills in elaborate embroidery and beading techniques. The set of painstakingly hand-embroidered sneakers took over 10 months to complete, and come embellished with beads, ankle pendants and yarn-painted uppers, with stunning results.

The set of vibrant, richly colorful sneakers are limited to only 360 pairs worldwide and are set to drop September 20 at select boutique accounts including the Vans DQM General New York and Boston locations, Blends, Bodega, Conveyor, Darkside Initiative, Opening Ceremony, Proper and St. Alfred.  Confirmed international locations include: OTH in Canada, Firmament in Berlin, as well as Sneakersnstuff in Sweden.”

This is the sort of releases that us collectors love, and are always surprised by.  I can’t believe we didn’t know about it much sooner, but then again isn’t that a good thing?!  It keeps it fun, and interesting to say the least.  Now, to hunt down the Sk8-Hi!

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more pics after the jump