words // Brandon Richard
Renowned designer and artist Taka Hayashi presents two new Vans Vault capsules that emphasize craftsmanship across a selection of styles. The offering introduces a high-end take on the Mid Skool, as well as huarache-inspired renditions of the Era and Sk8-Hi.
A refined approach to the Mid Skool, the TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX is offered in three colorways and showcases intricate diamond-embossed detailing, accent stitched ankle counters, herringbone-molded toe bumpers and pressed midsoles. Honey, Light Grey and Total Eclipse colorways take on a premium mix of leather, suede and nubuck.
The TH Era Huarache LX and TH Sk8 Huarache LX are delivered in a set of four. Bordo editions combine dark leather uppers with wold accents, while Mustang versions offer a softer appearance, hued in lighter tones and styled in premier pig suede and Italian woven textiles. Stylized perforations, laser-etched accents, rawhide laces and metal eyelets complete the looks.
Look for the latest Hayashi capsules to hit select Vans Vault retailers and vans.com/vault in October.