Sneak Peek: Vans x Horween Is a Lavish Iteration of Sk8-Hi and Old Skool Sneakers

Vault by Vans x Horween
The Sk8-Hi Cup LX style from the Vault by Vans x Horween collab.
George Chinsee.

Two American icons have come together for a special holiday ’16 collab.

To execute a luxury take on skate classics, Horween Leather Co., the 111-year-old leather company based out of Chicago, reimagined two acclaimed Vans silhouettes.

The Vault by Vans x Horween collection boasts lavish iterations of the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool.

Vault by Vans x Horween Styles from the holiday ’16 Vault by Vans x Horween collection. George Chinsee
Vault by Vans x Horween Styles from the holiday ’16 Vault by Vans x Horween collection. George Chinsee

“Vans used a long-lasting cup sole construction to match the traits of the leather. That provides a worn-in feel over time and durability in each pair of shoes,” said Nathaniel Iott, Vans’ director of footwear product design.

The six-shoe holiday pack features Horween leather uppers in a range of rich colors, with contrasting white soles. The Sk8-Hi Cup LX comes in black, Timber and Parisian blue; and the Old Skool Cup LX will be offered in navy, Bone #12 and Dark Steel.

The shoes are slated to hit shelves on Dec. 10 and will retail from $150 to $175.

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