Vans Vault x Off The Hook x Chuck Huges – “Black Crab” Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX & Authentic LX (Spring 2014)


Taking a new approach to the iconic Authentic and Sk8-Hi aesthetics, Vans, OTH and Chef Chuck Hughes introduce the first-ever kitchen-ready lifestyle shoes, the “Black Crab” Pack, available exclusively at the Vans x OTH store on March 22nd, 2014.

The “Black Crab” Pack includes two all-black silhouettes: a Vans SK8-Hi Reissue Zip LX and an Authentic LX. Both are constructed from water-repellant materials, with minimal stitching on the uppers and with waxed cotton laces to withstand the at-times tumultuous kitchen environment. A cork insole sits atop the classic Vans non-slip waffle outsole. The SK8-Hi Reissue Zip LX features a gusseted tongue and a waterproof zipper that runs along the back of the heel for easy accessibility.

Hughes’ pedigree is unquestionable. With over 10 years of cooking under his belt, he’s one of Canada’s most prominent chefs. He owns two well-respected Montreal restaurants — Garde Manger and Le Bremner — and has his own show on the Food Network, Chuck’s Day Off.
Fueled by a longtime love of Vans and the desire to rethink traditional kitchen footwear, Hughes has designed a shoe that’s tough enough for the kitchen but stylish enough for catering backstage at world class music festivals or skating his native Montreal. Chuck’s passion for street culture, skating, music, art and the kitchen are all evident in this exclusive collaboration with Canadian streetwear pillar Off The Hook and the Vans x OTH store.

About The Off The Hook x Vans Store

OTH is home to Canada’s first Vans lifestyle boutique, establishing itself as Canada’s benchmark Vans shoe and apparel destination. Launched in May 2011, Vans by OTH is the first global initiative ever developed by Vans in partnership with a retailer.


release info and a few more pics after the jump


The “Black Crab” Pack drops March 22nd, 2014 at the Vans x OTH store in Montreal and online at:


Vans x Off The Hook “Black Crab” Pack:

Black Crab – Authentic LX / $90 MSRP

Black Crab – Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX / $150 MSRP







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