words // Zack Schlemmer
Vault by Vans and Taka Hayashi introduce their latest collection containing the Half Cab LX and TH Court Hi LX. For his ninth instalment of footwear with Vans Vault, Hayashi revisits two classic mainstays from the brand with a specially designed Half Cab and his own reinterpretation of the Sk8-Hi.
The Half Cab receives two colorways in black/yellow and white/blue with special edition makeovers inspired by 1980's and early 90's streetwear/skateboarding graphics, utilizing premium materials and construction throughout. Taka adds his own twist to Steve Caballero's signature mid-top as he details each pair with batik-inspired prints on the upper and midsole.
The TH Court Hi LX debuts in two colorways as well, featuring Classic Blue and Syrah options. the TH Court Hi LX reimagines the Sk8-Hi, blending it with vintage athletic sneaker styling. Taka’s reworked Van Doren Hawaiian imagery, dubbed the TH Paradise print, spreads across the quarter panels and tongue.
Both the Half Cab LX and TH Court Hi LX arrive at select Vans Vault retailers this September.