Apr 2010 21

The evolution of this shoe is very interesting as it starts off with a requirement from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (the guys who put crims away) to get some new practical shoes for their rapidly growing prison population. VANS applied and won the tender and the outcome was new shoe design that wasnt too different from the skate shoe.  Velcro straps, no laces, nothing to kill people with. What you’re looking at are those shoes but with some edits of course…



Japanese designer Taka Hayashi is responsible for those edits. Almost making something quite classy out of something essentially plain wrong. They’re made with quality suede and leather, the are made facinating by native american design etched graphics with  a turquoise outsole and woven ankle strap.


With Hilarity they are called The Taka Hayashi x VANS Prison Issue Lace LX and part of the VANS Vault line. Not sure where to find them here in the UK but if anyone knows HOLLA cos i needto take a walk in them!!!

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