Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi “Rising Sun” SK8-Hi

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The identifiable design of the Rising Sun flag has been used by many countries, but none more noticeably than that of Japan. Traditionally used by feudal warlords, the Rising Sun flag, kyokujitsu-ki, has changed its purpose several times and is now an inherent part of Japanese iconography. Taka Hayashi, in regular collaboration with Vans Vault, takes advantage of this distinct design on two new SK8-HI silhouettes. The image of a rising sun with its rays wraps around the heel in a carefully constructed panelled piece; the Vachetta iteration features contrast white stitching for further perceptibility. Additionally, a SK8-HI and Slip-On silhouette are treated to a unique checkerboard look, with woven leather panelling throughout. Discover these latest arrivals, available at HAVEN.

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