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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Feb 2010 28

So check these ones out. They’re a delight to look at this silhouette and I can imagine the way they feel on is gonna make my walking day a happy few. Introducing to you the brand new Vans 106 SF kicks and let me tell you, almost everything is right about this shoe. The upper of the shoe is made with hemp and other premium materials applied with water based inks the shoes also exploits the Vanslite technology.

The shoe also features a footbed made with other natural materials such as Dri-lex eco bamboo that makes them extra-specially an eco-mans shoe and most importantly comes in all these fantastic juicy colours.

Vans, Thank You for designing the perfect shoe for me especially this one below!You can buy them here at Office.


Dec 2009 11

I’m a big fan of the Vans Chukka Low’s. So any variety the come in make gives me a an excited kind of joy.
The version that you are looking at is a celebration of 10 years of excellent retailing by 8FIVE2 (Hong Kongs finest skate retailer). [..]

Nov 2009 23


Supreme & Vans this week will are about to drop these sweet babies! I dont know about you but i’m well stocked at the thought of tucking my size 8′s into a pair of these. Chances are that they’ll sell out so quickly i’ll be all hosed up!

Anyways, this collaboration has only 4 must-have kinds all  based on the 106 type. Two of them styled against Supremes Fall 2009 season (a choice of two colour variations). One in Orange and the other in black. All of them have a unique red leather in-sole for your fetishes.

Unfortunately they are a Japan only release so get your pay pal ready stocked up for 27th Nov.