Style: Taka Hayashi Designs Sneakers for Vault by Vans Collection
Taka Hayashi has just designed his ninth installment of footwear design, developing the latest Vault by Vans collection. Revisiting classic Vans silhouettes, Taka introduces a new take on the original Half Cab, as well as a new reinterpretation of the Sk8-Hi. Taka’s sneakers are available in black and classic blue. His Half Cab LX returns to the style of the 1980s and early ’90s original Half Cab, while the pattern blocking, colors and graphics found in each design are derived from the street fashion of the same time.
The TH Court Hi LX will debut in classic blue and syrah, as a re-imaginging of the Sk8-Hi accented by a vintage athletic sneaker style, presented with deluxe suede and canvas upper constrution, padding-free ankle wrap and tonal stitching that retrace the sidestripe and ribbed collar feature on the original Sk8-Hi. In addition, Taka has redefined the Van Doren Hawaiian imagery–the TH Paradise print–to spread across the quarter panels and tongue fragments of the TH Court Hi LX.
Debuting in September 2013 at select retailers, The Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi will feature the following styles and colors:
TH Half Cab LX in (Batik) Black
TH Half Cab LX in (Batik) Classic Blue
TH Court Hi LX in (TH Paradise) Classic Blue
TH Court Hi LX in (TH Paradise) Syrah