Like surf culture, skate culture is an omnipresent entity here in Australia brimming with its own language and style. Global footwear brand Vans and Australia’s own Highs and Lows (aka HAL) have been an essential part of that skate culture for years. In honour of the HAL 10 year anniversary the retail boutique has partnered with Vans to release a special collection of Vans Sk8-Hi and Old Skool silhouettes.
From the Sk8-Hi expect a familiar Vans design enhanced by luxurious waxed suede on the upper, a HAL Scales logo on the canvas and a tonal black outsole. Featured exclusively on this collaborative footwear are silver lining, silver eyelets and silver contrast stitching along the Sidestripe. The Sk8-Hi outsole flaunts the word ‘Highs’ in big bold lettering.
On the Old Skool is a triple stitched waxed suede heel and toe along with a ballistic mesh upper and brushed suede tongue. Pair that with an iced waffle outsole branded with the word ‘Lows’, as well as silver lining and the HAL logo on the heel and you’re looking at some true one-of-a-kind footwear. Those who love skating and all the style that goes along with it owe it to themselves to scope the Vans x HAL Collection pronto.