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Taka Hayashi’s DIY Vans Emerges In Black-Based Colorways

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From tearaway layers to interchangeable elements, footwear has progressed beyond merely slipping into a pair of shoes—new designs have enabled footwear to be a hands-on activity of self-expression. Taka Hayashi has championed this concept of sneaker customization with his DIY Vans Vault pack released in September, which featured white velcro tape uppers and patches for endless creative possibilities. Another Hayashi-designed DIY LO VLT LX and DIY HI VLT LX will be arriving soon, this time opting for darker colors and switching up the printed patches.

The models are constructed of black velcro tape uppers with white contrast stitching as a base for further customization. The patches are sport a color scheme of deep beiges, greens, reds, and blues. Unlike the previous DIY pack, there aren’t any floral patterns used to decorate the patches. Instead, we see animal prints and camouflage dressing patches for the vamp and Side Stripe. These deep tones and less cheery patterns give the pack a rustic, outdoor-inspired aesthetic.

The DIY pack has been released in Japan, and a U.S. release date has yet to be announced. In the meantime, enjoy the official images here below. In other Vans news, check out the Vans Old Skool “Pig Suede” pack.

Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault DIY Hi/DIY Lo
US Release Date: Upcoming


















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