When it comes to collaborators, we are hard pressed to think of a team we love more than Taka Hayashi and Vault. Van's premiere in-house designer has done some work on a couple of OG silos with simple color blocking and premium materials that arrived just in time for the holidays. If those two werent enough, the historic Chicago tannery Horween has lent their materials to Taka for this round of footwear.
The OG Sk Mid LX features two-tone premium leathered uppers in natural tan and black leathers. Taka's rising sun leather label adorns the tongue. The OG Old Skool LX opts for a more subdued approach with an all black upper and white jazz stripe. The premium Horween hides are pebbled which offer exceptional textures that will only get better in time. Both sit atop a natural white stripeless waffle outsole--not a Lite, as with recent Horween releases.
The Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi x Horween holiday collection is available now at Bodega as well as other Vault retailers in the US. They retail for $150 each.