Taka Hayashi and Vans Give the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool a DIY Makeover

Featuring uppers entirely constructed from velcro tape.

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Continuing to build on its longstanding partnership, Vans and Taka Hayashi are bringing the DIY flavor to its Old Skool and Sk8-Hi models. Tapping the premium Sk8-Hi VLT LX and Old Skool VLT LX editions for the collaborative effort, the new shoes have been doused with a hook and loop upper that allows wearers to slap included velcro patches and more atop.

The upper of both shoes utilize a “Marshmallow” colored velcro tape as its base, further employing red and white contrast stitching. Though absent of the brand’s signature Side Stripe motif on the lateral and medial regions as well as various branding, both shoes come with various velcro patch additives to customize the shoe, with the contrast stitching acting as a blueprint for where to put the individual pieces. The various accessories that come with the pairs call on Taka Hayashi and Van’s floral pattern pedigree as well as love for premium suede, with various toe box, heel, and vamp accessories included to help in spicing up the shoe’s aesthetic.

Take a detailed look at the Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi DIY Low VLT LX and DIY Hi VLT LX above. Both are currently available via HBX’s webstore for $198 USD and $210 USD, respectively.

For more footwear news, Brain Dead has unveiled its collaborative Reebok Classic Leather.

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