Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi: TH Chukka Gore LX

Every season, Taka Hayashi’s long-running collaboration with Vans, for their Vault series, is something to look forward to and, more importantly, behold. Instead of the same old designs or meaningless prints Hayashi consistently pushes forward.

This time around, Vault by Vans introduces the Taka Hayashi Chukka Gore LX in two premium colorways. Starting with the mold of a chukka boot, the design has been slimmed down resulting in a pair of versatile sneakers that make just as much sense dressed up at work as they would dressed down during an endless Californian summer.

The two different models are comprised of different leathers. The first shoe's upper is done in a supple coffee-colored pebbled leather with detailed brogue-styled perforations on the shoe’s lateral and medial sides. The second sneaker features a soft light-brown suede, with striped gore paneling, and an embossed pattern that runs along the edges of the gusset stitch. Hayashi adds the finishing touches of square-cut hide laces on both models.

Taka Hayashi’s toiling in the studio doesn’t go unnoticed: whether with his artwork or sneakers design, the attention to detail and craftsmanship always stands out to us.

Available at select Vans boutique accounts.

Images: Vans

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