Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi – TH Priz HI LX & TH Sk8-Mid LX (Spring 2015)


Words via Highsnobiety:

“Combining craftsmanship and high-end materializations, artist Taka Hayashi continues to produce luxurious sneaker designs under Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans. This spring, Hayashi reissues two of his deluxe silhouettes, the TH Priz Hi LX and TH Sk8-Mid LX, in updated colorways. Inspired by the build of the Vans Prison Issue, the TH Priz Hi LX is an elevated extension of the low-top. Created by Taka five years ago, the split-paneled TH Priz Hi LX returns in a refined off-white canvas and brown leather form complete with perforated heel panels, embroidered ankle straps and tonal waxed laces. Last seen in Spring 2014, the TH Sk8-Mid LX resurfaces in two color-ups – Khaki and New Navy – featuring the stitched Cross Pattern on the medial and lateral sides of each shoe. This re-imagining of the Vans Sk8-Mid is further detailed with suede materials, leather Sidestripe overlays, rawhide lacing and raised toe box foxing.”

We’re definitely looking forward to this pack, especially the TH Priz Hi LX in it’s slightly updated form, mainly the toe.  The native american bead work on the straps are one of Taka’s greatest features and hopefully it’s used a little more often in some future creations.  The Sk8-Mid LX is also an awesome design, and the khaki and light blue colorway is looking perfect for Summer.  These should be arriving in April at your favorite Vault account.

more pics after the jump

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