April 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
We talk alot about sneakers having some sort of ‘inspiration’ behind them, and more often than not, it’s some kind of pop culture reference that reflects the nostalgic attention to detail that unites sneakerheads. But in the case of this new Vans Vault Chukka Boot and Era, we’re seeing a design that has its roots in one man’s quest for a life in harmony with the natural world. Kicks/HI teamed up with fellow 50th stater Sig Zane to bring to live the ‘Makua to Makai’ Pack that takes us from ‘mountains to sea’ with a couple of Zane’s distinctive patterns that connect us with Hawaii’s unique and beautifully holistic culture. Click through to see more of the kicks that’ll be available this Saturday, April 14th at Kicks in Hawaii and Guam as well as St. Alfred in Chicago, as well as a video of Sig Zane himself describing the project.