words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Southern California retailer BLENDS revealed its new collaboration with Vans Vault today, a special Sk8-Hi Zip LX celebrating the shop's 10-year anniversary. Inspired by vintage motorcycle gloves, the BLENDS x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX features a rich black leather upper with "bones" replacing the usual jazz stripes.

Limited to 100 pairs, the BLENDS x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX drops on Friday, March 8 at BLENDS locations in Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana and online at blendsus.com.