KICKS/HI and Vans have been working together for years, so it should come as no surprise that their latest collaboration is a banger.
Carrying over its "Mynah Bird" mascot from Spring/Summer 2014's Stussy collab, KICKS/HI have taken on the Vans Sk8-Hi and the Authentic Lite silhouettes. An all-over print of the mascot has been embroidered on each sneaker's upper, but the real theme of this pack is about bridging the gap between old school and new school.
To achieve that, KICKS/HI kept the Vans Sk8-Hi as O.G. as possible with a white canvas upper and traditional materials like leather and pigskin suede. Meanwhile, the updated Authentic Lite represents the future of Vans with a white canvas upper and updated cushioning for a lightweight ride that doesn't sacrifice comfort.
Each sneaker is packaged in a special edition box and come with custom dustbags and alternate laces. They're now available from KICKS/HI online for $120 (Authentic Lite) and $130 (Sk8-Hi).