December 1, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Taka Hayashi expertly utilized Pendleton wool on a couple of his Vans Vault collaborations last winter. For 2011, the third party material suppliers are known for a similar level of quality, if by a smaller group of fans. But that number will surely grow as soon as you lay eyes upon the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi and Derby cast in leathers, suedes and canvases from leather handcrafters BILLYKIRK. Both models come in two toned colorways, each fairly neutral in its own right, and the Sk8s add a dual-layered leather wrapped sole to match the premium feel of the Derby’s crepe bottoms. Click through for closer views of both and grab yours now at top-tier Vans retailers like Hot Rod.