It's surely been a wild summer for Vans Vault. We are struggling to keep up with the news and our wallets are struggling to keep up with the releases. Next on the horizon is something from down under. Perth, Australia's Highs & Lows has a history of releasing highly sought after collaborations and now they are turning their heat onto Vault line.
Its nice to see and Old Skool Zip LX again. Ever since the Blends collaboration, the easy on/easy off feature of the silo is one of our favorites. The black upper of the Highs & Lows pair features premium, full grain leather on the vamps and heel counters. The quarters are comprised of a black ballistic mesh we used to see on Syndicates from years back. Highs & Lows' scales logo is stamped in silver on both heels. The model's eyestays are lined with silver eyelets and black, waxed laces are an added touch. The midsoles feature the same style seen on the recent WTAPS releases with the pure white on bottom and black above where the foxing stripe would be.
The Sk8 Hi LX opts for a tonal black colorway from the midsole to the ankle collar. An oily, all black premium leather covers the vamp and heel counters while the quarters make use of the same ballistic mesh seen on the Old Skool, but this time is printed with repeat logo pattern. Both pairs have clear outsoles through which alternating "HIGHS" and "LOWS" branding can be seen. The lining of both pairs is also the same: a soft gray that looks like cableknit but we can't be sure.
The Vault by Vans x Highs & Lows Old Skool Zip and Sk8 Hi LX will be available this Saturday, September 17th at Vault retailers like Sneakersnstuff. Check your local for availability.