If you aren't familiar with Russia's designer Gosha Rubchinskiy, you're already behind the power curve. His countless other projects aside, he has made a habit of collaborating with Vans Vault every year like clockwork. What started with a premium leather old skool with gum sole and hints of 3M material, Gosha has now broken the chains and created something with Vault Originals that we haven't seen in a long time, and most have never seen ever.
On this Sk8 Hi OG, he chose premium short haired suede for the upper which is paneled in an entirely tonal fashion. A rubber ollie pad and extended toe cap set this apart from any other OG Sk8 Hi out today and really harkens back to the Style 138 days. Contrast stitching add a nice touch to the uppers while the red and white pairs sit atop a black sole and the black pair, a white. Red Originals heel tab finish off all three.
The Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Vault Sk8 Hi OG LX is available now from DSM London and will be trickling out to limited other shops in the coming weeks. They retail for £165.00 or nearly $260.