Collaboration, Vault by Vans

Vault by Vans x Blends Sk8 Hi Decon LX

Well, it's that time again. After a little teasing, Blends has unveiled the sixth installment of their bones jazz stripe collaboration with Vault.

No zips, this time. Blends went with the low-profile Sk8 Hi Decon LX. For the uninitiated, the "Decon" stands for deconstruct. Basically, you take the Sk8 Hi LX and you strip away the padding around the collars, tongue, and quarters and then use stitching to recreate those elements on the upper. The Blends model will feature premium cowhide uppers and tonal bone jazz stripe. The entire upper is accented with off-white stitching to reproduce all the familiar design lines we expect from a Sk8 Hi. Dual branded insoles and customized black drawer box finish off the collaboration.

The Vault by Vans x Blends Sk8 Hi Decon LX will be available Saturday, October 1st at all Blends locations as well as BlendsUS.com. Retail is $160.