Acclaimed Vans designer Taka Hayashi works up another compelling mockup for the Fall/Winter 2015 season with Vans Vault. Looking to the Sk8-Hi silhouette as a base, the Engineer LX as it’s dubbed, features a lush leather upper with criss-cross straps harnessed together by a metal ring – a nod at the design aesthetics seen on Americana boots. A vulcanized rubber sole rounds out the sneaker with a classic feel. Available in both Black and Tortoise Shell, the Engineer LX pack is now available at select stores including KithNYC.

[via hypebeast]