March 17, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
Vans Vault is all about transmuting Off the Wall’s classic skate/surf sensibility into more grown up releases. With this new pair, it appears that the Era model has grown a bit taller. The Vans Vault Aion LX features similar construction to the aforementioned classic, rising one eyelets higher and topped with an embossed leather collar. The upper features a leather or suede toe and the rest is patterned textile.
For the joints with the black suede toe, their contrast comes in the form of a black on black plaid, distinguishable by texture rather than contrasting weaves. The other two pairs have brown toes: light brown leather features an earthy tartan plaid, while the chocolate brown suede joints rock a tonal checkerboard. All three have a skull-and-roses imprint reminiscent of the November Rain Dunks, ride vulcanized rubber soles and are available at Vault retailers like Flauge.
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