October 3, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Vans made good on the promise displayed on a Taka Hayashi collabo tote bag and teamed up directly with Chicago’s Horween Leather for a buttery smooth pack of premium vault releases about two months ago. Their ‘Brushed Camo’ followup pack proves there’s plenty of envelope to push in this partnership, but the theme pictured above is closer to what we’d expect when one of America’s most respected tanneries meets up with classic Cali cool. Bay Area sneakerheads in particular will be interested in the Horween x Vans Vault Mountain Edition Decon LX ‘Catcher’s Mitt’, a Rawlings-meets-Timberland mashup that looks like an early present for NL MVP candidate, SF Giants catcher Buster Posey. Let us know whether you think these are a wild card or a true contender after you’ve seen more photos, then grab yours straight from The General.