Renowned for his high-end approach to sneaker design and immaculate attention to detail, artist and designer Taka Hayashi links up with Vans’ premium Vault by Vans label for a special collaborative collection this season. A custom Pendleton Wool blanket is the centerpiece of the capsule, and holds colorful tones and Southwestern-styled motifs inspired by Hayashi’s earlier paintings. Matching TH Slip-On LX and TH Sk8 Huarache LX models are hand-cut, hand-stitched and handcrafted from the same fine fabrics, so no two pairs are the same. With a moccasin-inspired aesthetic, saddle leather trim and embossed midsole wrap, this is one of the TH Slip-On LX’s most luxurious iterations to date. The TH Sk8 Huarache LX on the other hand, is a new Sk8-Hi silhouette reimagined by Hayashi that features a smoky suede exterior at the front with patterned quarter panels and an embellished, laser-etched heel counter.
The Pendleton x Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans capsule collection is set to drop November 28 with a price range of $120-285 USD at Vans stockists including Barneys, Bodega, Boon The Shop, colette, Dover Street Market, Gravity Pope, Hanon Shop, J2 Sneakerbox, Juice, KITH, Naked, Off The Hook, Sneakersnstuff, Undefeated and Wish ATL.