Vans vault in-house designer Taka Hayashi has revealed two new releases with the famous skate brand, followed by two “DIY” -thought publications from last year. In the most recent collaboration, Hayashi dives into the Vans archive to get two silhouettes – the OG Style 24 LX and the OG Style 47 LX – a makeover inspired by Formula 1 racing.
For Style 24, Hayashi has clad the high-top construction of the sneaker with an upper made of canvas with contrasting piping and tip protection. The shoe’s two colorways – one in black and white and one in white and cream – incorporate Hayashi’s take on racing iconography, including a brand new checkerboard flag and logo-heavy team jackets.
The second silhouette in the pack, the Style 47, refers to the influence of racing through its quilted construction, which was designed as an homage to the racing suits of the 1970s. This inspiration continues in the contrasting heel stripes, while printed midsoles feature the classic Vans checkerboard pattern as a nod to racing flags. Style 47 is available in two colors: “Baja Blue” with white heel stripes and “Raven” with gold stripes.
Vans Style 24’s Taka Hayashi x Vault will be released on February 26th while Style 47 is out the Vans webshop and choose retailers on March 1st.
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