May 3, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Vans has been applying zippers to their classic skate silhouettes as far back as 2008’s Jun Watanabe collaboration, and with this year bringing medial zip enclosures to the forefront, it’s time for another round. But with most other brands opting for that ‘inner zipper’ look, Paul Van Doren’s company has gone ‘Off the Wall’ and sent their zippers to the heel. We saw it first on the mastermind JAPAN collabo and now the Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Zip stands poised to provide this look for the skaters who couldn’t get a hold of that limited collab. This tonal blue pair looks superb with suede atop grainy leather, and an earthy Missoni-leaning striped sockliner adds a final premium touch. Check out these and more details (sick hangtags) after the jump and look for these starting May 12th at Vans Vault stockists like the Ohio State Buckeyes’ favorite boutique, Columbus’ Sole Classics.
Tags: Vans Sk8-Hi