When Southern California designer Taka Hayashi got a chance to re-interpret Vans's Sk8-Hi, he sure didn't play around. This latest version of the Vans Sk8-Hi Taka Hayashi LX utilizes ostrich-style leather, exposed stitching and nylon and canvas to create something entirely new around that familiar toebox. Available from Bows & Arrows and Nice Kicks, among other retailers.