Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi – TH Sk8-Mid LX “Chimayo” (Spring 2014)


The Spring will soon be upon us, and with that comes the next seasonal offerings from Vans Vault.  Our favorite designer, Taka Hayashi has created some bangers for the Spring ’14 collection, and what could be better than a light dusting of Taka flavor, on some familiar classic models?  This time, Taka took the Sk8-Mid and made it his own by wrapping the shoe in premium suede, and the side panels in Chimayo fabric, named after the native Navajo and Spanish people who created these patterns, who lived in Chimayo, just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Other than the unique fabric choice, the foxing rubber has been given a subtle update to the toe bumper, slightly wrapping up over the front of the toe.  These details on an already recognizable silhouette contribute to that “where’d you get those” factor, and will have many Vans fans hitting you up.  These finish off nicely with square leather laces.  Look for these to go fast, at your local Vault dealer in March, and definitely NOT ON THE VANS WEBSTORE.

pics via Hypebeast

one more colorway after the jump

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