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Vans Pro Skate ArcAd X Santa Cruz capsule by Taka Hayashi

October 28th release date set for Vans Pro Skate ArcAd X Santa Cruz capsule by Taka Hayashi

Vans Pro Skate ArcAd X Santa Cruz capsule by Taka Hayashi

This super limited Vans Pro Skate ArcAd X Santa Cruz capsule, featuring Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in rich leather and suede iterations, have been designed by legendary Japanese artist and Vans by Vault designer Taka Hayashi.

Limited to only 600 individually-numbered pairs globally, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Santa Cruz x TH collection celebrates decades of classic design heritage to honor some of the most renowned skateboarding mottos and motifs of all time including Santa Cruz’s bold slogan, “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.”

Blending Taka Hayashi’s meticulous craftsmanship of premium materials and bespoke embroidery detailing, the Santa Cruz Pro x TH Skate capsule showcases an Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in a rich red leather for the Old Skool and oat suede for the Chukka iterations, retaining the classic silhouette of both Vans originals alongside some of the most instantly recognisable iconography within skateboarding culture.


Inspired by skateboarding culture throughout his childhood, Hayashi remarks,

“Santa Cruz’s endless archive of awesome skateboard graphics, logos, and fonts that defined the 80’s skateboarding scene left a huge impact on me as an artist and a skater. I really looked up to their style and artists like Jim Phillips, whose signature artwork continues to inspire me to this day.”

This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s first-ever Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.


Available to select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide and limited to 600 individually-numbered pairs on Saturday, October 28, the Santa Cruz x TH capsule brings elevated design to the Vans Pro Skate line, highlighting the following features:

– Enhanced Vans Pro Skate UltraCush HD sockliners to provide the ultimate comfort and support

– Vans’ original Sidestripe and Santa Cruz graphics, including the famed “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” slogan displayed on the foxing of each style, along with original skull artwork by TH

– Constructed with the highest quality suedes and leathers; offered in Old Rose and Oatmeal tones with black foxing and waxed cotton laces

– Original Santa Cruz label woven on the tongue and heel scab


Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Santa Cruz x TH capsule will be available on October 28 at select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide. To find out more information on retailers, visit Vans.com/ArcAd


Vans Pro Skate ArcAd X Santa Cruz capsule by Taka Hayashi

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