Picking up where he left off, Taka Hayashi revisits his Vans Vault signature with a Spring 2014 TH Court Pack. Quite the dynamic duo, the Hi and Lo versions of TH Court LX come together sporting soft brown suede, as each of their side panels are given a printed canvas aesthetic. Tiger batik takes its place on the appropriate sections of the Lo, with the Hi equipped with large blocks of digi camo. With rawhide laces to complete the look, both silos are bolstered with stylized vulcanized soles. Look for the TH Court set now at Vans’ online shop, with the shoes also set to land at select retailers as early as March 1.
Brogue styling shows up on a premium Vans offering as we get a hands-on look at the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH 008 LX. Featuring an upper cloaked in suede, Vibram underlines the casual kick that features a quarter panel hemmed in rope. Available now at shopnicekicks.com for $200, the silhouette is profiled in today’s installment of the Nice Kicks Live Look.
Together again, the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH 008 LX sees the common collaborators keeping it funky and refined. Glazed Ginger suede and Dark Navy leather installments offer range of wear, packing more personality than your average dress shoe via sneaker styled paneling and premium materials. A Vibram Cristy outsole caps off this new offering from the Vans Vault line, set to hit premier VV accounts next month.
Showing shades of the Sk8-Hi, the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Court Hi LX offers a sleek alternative in tropical fashion. Dubbed the “Paradise” Pack, both pairs bare beachy graphics stamped on canvas and set off by suede trim. Two tone tongues, embroidered ankle crests and classy heel styling all play towards the detailing Taka is known for and the wise elegance it exudes. Both Syrah brown and Classic Blue colorways of the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Court Hi LX. Click here for the Syrah style and here for the Blue based pair.
Steve Caballero’s DIY signature gets a festive revamp with the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Half Cab LX. Recrafted by the denoted designer, this colorway relies on a white canvas base with heavy amounts of batik print. Soft suede trim takes to embroidery on the heel and perforation on the sidewall, all residing above a graphic midsole. Leather lining and Ortholite insoles play to comfort, with Taka tagging appearing in a minimal manner. Fans of the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Half Cab LX can pick up this pair now at shopnicekicks.com.
Boasting a resume built off range and refined styling, Taka Hayashi is not one to brag. The humble designer has been a fixture in footwear, streetwear and skateboarding for years, with his recent work for Vans gaining acclaim for shifted silos and depth in genre. As Vans Vault celebrates ten-years of premium product and prepares for another season of shoes, we caught up with Taka to discuss his time with Vans Vault, his favorite collaborations and his approach to design. Get Taka’s take on the following topics in this installment of Industry Interview.
Taka Hayashi takes minimal to the max on a collaborative colorway of the Vans Style 36 Originals LX for OTH Boutique. Celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Vans specialty store in Montreal, this OTH Boutique exclusive is limited to 96 pairs and comes with special packaging. Off-white canvas covers the upper, with suede acting as an accent on this exclusive offering of the Vans Style 36 Originals LX.