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Sneakers July, 24 2009

Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault “Akat”

Vans Fall 2009 Vault collection has started to roll into retailers. Amongst many great styles is the custom-designed “Akat” by Taka Hayashi. After wowing us with his re-interpretation of several classic Vans models, Taka crafted three new silhouettes from the ground up. With an obvious Visvim influence (or perhaps the same influences as Visvim) the Akat draws inspiration from Native American culture, 1960s Italian footwear and the military. Available in bitter chocolate, with tonal stitching (pictured) or brown, with contrast white stitching and laces. We can attest this look isn’t for everybody, but if you’re not down, the epic Vans Vault Peacoat Chukkas and Del Barco Mids are also in stock now at Bows & Arrows.

A closer look at the Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault “Akat” after the jump.


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