Taka Hayashi’s take on the Vans SK8 Hi has certainly breathed new life  - not that it needed it – into one of the brand’s all time great shoes. First seen as part of this season’s Vans Vault collection, Taka’s Sk8-Hi LX was well received with its unique look via the application of a leather wall surrounding the sides and heel areas of the shoes. Out of the three different pairs, this one is by far my favorite. This very tasteful version comes in an off white that is accented beautifully by the dark brown of the leather.

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