Two titans of Southern California industry and culture collide to bring you a collection of Taka-designed options to not only keep your feet comfy but also let you rest them.
New for the summer 2016 season, Vans has teamed up with California women's brand Summer Bummer for a collection of shoes, apparel, and accessories for all of Waffle Girls out there. There are some really great styles with unique branding accents and comfy pieces for the season.
Vans Vans and designer Alexandra Cassaniti have joined forces to channel the endless summer with the Vans X Summer Bummer collaboration. Showcasing Summer Bummers bold black-and-white aesthetic, the Summer Bummer Dazie Hi features a deconstructed high-top canvas silhouette with glow-in-the-dark details, water-based inks and glues, removable and washable comfy UltraCush Eco footbeds, and classic rubber waffle outsoles with single-wrapped foxing tape for lightweight comfort.
The Summer Bummer x Vans collection is available now from Vans.com. Sorry big footers, these are in runs of women's sizes only.
The other day, we brought you news of Vans Classics' collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills. Today, we get finally present the long awaited Taka Hayashi x Pendleton round two collection. The first time Taka partnered with Pendleton, we got a Sk8 Hi LX and Slip on LX that are widely revered as one of the best Vans ever made. Taka chose the Sk8 Hi Huarache LX for this go round, which has a bit of a different silhouette and color blocking than the Sk8 Hi. The Slip On LX returns with familiar blocking, albeit different coloring options. The Pendleton wool panels for both models are taken from different design elements of the Taka-designed camp blanket, which is also available in this collection. The camp blanket is a special piece, dual branded with woven Pendleton Woolen Mills and suede Taka Hayashi Vault labels. It comes complete with leather carrying strap. A custom designed drawer box and dust bag which mimics the blanket design really finishes off this collection. This is the type of design we have loved about Taka for years now and we are really happy to see him collaborating with Pendleton again.
The Pendleton x Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Collection will release this Saturday, November 28th, at Sole Classics as well as other Vault retailers around the globe. The Slip On LX will retail for $120, while the Sk8 Hi Huarache and camp blanket will cost $150 and $300, respectively.
Special thanks to James Drakeford for the photos.