Mike's BLENDS x Vans Vault Sk8 Hi Zip LX

Two years ago, Vault collaborated with Southern California's BLENDS to create what is arguably one of the most sought after pairs of Vans in history, the black and white Sk8 Hi Zip LX with bone jazz stripe. Limited to only 100 pairs, there are still plenty of Waffleheads who can't track down their sizes (and some with a couple pairs on ice). BLENDS wanted to highlight how well the shoes age, so today they posted some photos of co-owner Mike's pair. These were constructed of premium motorcycle jacket leather uppers and you can tell that they hold up to the damage of daily wear. While synthetics and lesser quality materials wouldn't last, the BLENDS have only gotten better with the grime and punishment Mike has put them through. This pair is definitely getting better with time.