Shortly after dropping a slew of Australia Benefit long-sleeves (an initiative to help with the country’s recent wildfires), NOAH has returned with a special collaboration with Vans, giving the Sk8-Hi Decon a lush suede makeover. Featured are two colorways: “Petrol” and “Tobacco.”
The former is doused in a rich midnight teal tone, detailed with thin white top-stitching throughout the body. Starting at the top of the shoe, Vans’ woven patch logo at the tongue is etched with “NOAH” branding, complemented by a small “Vans” tab that sits at the lateral side of the collars. Sleek canvas piping appears along the collars, working its way over to the forefoot and ending at the throat line. Accented against its teal base, crisp white laces are fed through silver-toned eyelets, contrasting the stitched outlines of Vans’ side stripes. Rounding up the details is a black midsole that comes with the classic red heel tab. The “Tobacco” colorway is the light brown counterpart to the “Petrol” colorway: it comes with all the same design cues as the aforementioned sneaker, except for its brown palette. White laces pop from its chestnut amber uppers, complete with a white midsole for a warm, clean look.
The NOAH x Vans Sk8-Hi Decon “Petrol” and “Tobacco” are currently available at the NOAH’s website for $103 USD.
In other footwear news, New Balance has dropped an M577 and M670 “Year of the Rat” for Lunar New Year.