Hawaii's renowned KICKS/HI continues their long history with Vans Vault with this awesome new collaboration. The Mynah pack conceptualizes old school meets new school by using both the OG Sk8 Hi silhouette and the new Authentic Lite model that's just a few months old.
The OG SK8 Hi LX arrives in white suede with 6 oz canvas sidewalls. The embroidered Mynah bird pattern of the canvas brings a great pop of color that breaks up the tonal blocking of the shoe. Smooth leather jazz stripe, in white of course, and a stripeless foxing with red Originals tab finish this pair off. The custom dual branded sockliners are also a nice touch.
For the new school aspect of the project, KICKS/HI chose the relatively new Authentic Lite LX model. For the uninitiated or uninformed, the Authentic was re-engineered with modern construction techniques and comfort tech in mind to create the Lite model. What resulted is an all around lighter shoe with the new UltraCush Lite liner and outsole. KICKS/HI chose a black 6 oz canvas upper with the same all over embroidered Mynah pattern used on the sidewalls on the Sk8 Hi. The white UltraCush Lite outsole is broken up with a black foxing stripe and red heel tab.
Both shoes will be packaged in custom designed drawer boxes. The boxes utilize a beautiful woven lauhala mat graphic and a bright orange pull out. Co branding and specialty text is prominent throughout its design. Each pair will also include a canvas dustbag with petroglyph impressions of birds, mountains, and waves which harken back to the “Mauka/Makai” collaboration between KICKS/HI, Vault, and Sig Zane.
The KICKS/HI X Vans Vault Authentic Lite LX & OG Sk8 Hi LX "Mynah" collection will be available tomorrow, Saturday, July 18th, at KICKS/HI in Hawaii. Online and phone orders will be accepted during shop hours. Inquire at your local Vault stockist to see if they will carry these.