Vans brought us the Serio running silhouette in the 1980's and it fizzled out in the early 90's as the brand began shifting production elsewhere. It has been a staple for Vans JP for a few years now, as they seem to always get the models back before we do in the States. Vans is bringing back the runner style, but this time they have renowned designer Taka Hayashi a shot at the silhouette. What came out of the lab is the TH Buffalo Trail LX, a brand new model from Vans Vault and Taka.
Designer Taka Hayashi pays homage to Vans’ design history by reimagining the retro runner, the Serio, under premium label, Vault by Vans. Inspired by the original silhouette introduced in the early ‘80s, Taka Hayashi’s unique vision blends the vintage Vans runner with a buffalo boot form to create the TH Buffalo Boot LX.
The latest Vault by Vans model has the constructed outsole of a work boot translated through a stacked leather wedge, EVA Midsole and a Vibram® ripple sole bottom plate. The result provides a premium, athletic-inspired style that’s reminiscent of Vans’ decades long design history. Available in black, brown and taupe, the TH Buffalo Trail LX features upgraded materials like leather, nubuck and suede both outside and inside the shoe.
The Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH Buffalo Trail LX will arrive this month at Vans Vault stockists across the globe. We expect to see more from this model very soon and possibly even shop collaborations. Stay tuned!