With an affinity for meticulous craftsmanship and high-end materializations, artist Taka Hayashi has brought forth some of the most luxurious sneaker designs under Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans. This spring season, Hayashi reissues two of his deluxe silhouettes, the TH Priz Hi LX and TH Sk8-Mid LX, in updated colorways.
Inspired by the build of the Vans Prison Issue, the TH Priz Hi LX is an elevated extension of the beloved low-top. Created by Taka five years ago, the split-paneled TH Priz Hi LX returns after a long hiatus in a refined off-white canvas and brown leather form complete with perforated heel panels, embroidered ankle straps and tonal waxed laces.
Last seen in spring 2014, the TH Sk8-Mid LX resurfaces in two color-ups – Khaki and New Navy – featuring the intricately stitched Cross Pattern on the medial and lateral sides of each shoe. This re-imagining of the Vans Sk8-Mid is further detailed with premier suede materials, leather Sidestripe overlays, rawhide lacing and raised toe box foxing.
The TH Priz Hi LX and TH Sk8-Mid LX release this April at select Vault by Vans boutique accounts.