The usual brightly colored Vans will be taking a hike this year as Taka Hayashi teams up with the hipster shoemaker to design the Spring 2012 Vans Vault collection. The shoes have taken a turn towards another realm of hipster love that revolves around a more rural look with earthly colors and tougher materials.
Taka Hayashi is not new to the Vans team and has definitely brought much change to the company's original take on shoe manufacturing. Tributes to a past look are being seen more frequently in fashion as of late, and this aesthetic would normally be considered against the Vans-esque appeal; however, the Spring 2012 Vans Vault collection fits in perfectly with current footwear fashion while giving Vans a new perspective.
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