California-based retailers BLENDS are set to release a revamped version of their lauded, skeletal 2013 Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Zip just in time for Halloween.

While 2020’s model trades the polished leather upper of the first model for a black suede, the model otherwise appears relatively faithful to its predecessor. Promo material for the shoe showcases a classic SK8-Hi patterned suede/canvas upper with the same signature boney reinterpretation of the Old Skool’s sidewall stripe atop a simple white rubber midsole. The shoe also notably features a heel zipper with a triangular tab near the bottom for easy entry and a unique visual aesthetic.

The BLENDS x Vans Vault SK8-Hi Zip is set to release via BLENDS’ website on October 24th. You can check out detailed shots of the shoes down below.

In other stripe-swapping Vans news, Chicago’s own Notre recently unveiled a range of Old Skools for release next weekend.


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BLENDS x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Zip
Release Date: October 24, 2020


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