Baracuta Applies Traditional British Sensibilities To Vans Vault's Sk8-Hi and Old Skool LX

Equipping them with pockets, luxe suede, embroidery, tartan plaid and more.

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Heritage British label Baracuta, which is best known for creating the original Harrington jacket, has teamed up with Vans Vault for a two-piece collaborative collection.

Taking on the Sk8-Hi Pocket LX-1 and Old Skool LX, Baracuta adds its traditional British sensibilities to the SoCal sneakers. The results are two skateboarding sneakers that find themselves entering a more sartorial world, equipped with “Dress Blues/Tartan Plaid/Marshmallow” and “Black/Tartan Plaid/Marshmallow” colorways respectively.

Baracuta’s Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Pocket LX-1 gets its name from the addition of pockets on the lateral side. The pocket, and much of the shoe, is crafted from smooth “Dress Blues” leather and suede, while the lateral panel is covered in the red-toned tartan plaid print. A leather Jazz stripe cuts through the tartan, while the medial sports a full suede side in “Dress Blues” covered in Baracuta’s signature motif which has been embroidered in a repeat pattern.

For its Old Skool LX, the classic label equips the pair with black leather on its toe box, eyestay placket, Jazz stripe and heel counter, while plaid has been used on either side of the shoe’s mid-panel section. The same plaid can be seen lining the tongue’s interior and Ultracush insole, which is surrounded in plush “Marshmallow” leather.

Rounding out both pairs is a unique Vans license plate finished in a tan tone, burgundy and gold Vans branding in the form of a side-tab (and a tongue tab for the Sk8-Hi), as well as a set of “Marshmallow” laces.

Take a look at the Baracuta x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Pocket LX-1 and Old Skool LX above, and pick up both pairs from stockists such as Asphalt Gold on December 5. The Sk8-Hi will cost €109 EUR while the Old Skool LX will cost €99 EUR (approx. $129 USD and $118 USD respectively).

For more winter-ready footwear, check out Aries and SUICOKE’s collaborative footwear.

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