It’s time for a look at all three styles in the 2016 Vans Year of the Monkey pack. The specially themed pack includes two versions of the Sk8-Hi alongside a wild Half Cab colorway. If Chinese New Year-themed kicks are your thing, this might be one of Vans best yet.
Realistically both styles of the Sk8-Hi help carry Vans Year of the Monkey pack. The pulled suede of the red pair blends quality materials with and eye-catching colorway. The design is inspired by the Golden Monkey stamp that commemorates the date while embodying the curious spirit of the monkey.
The pink pair opts for a distressed upper that looks buttery af. The white sole and laces add some pop to the kicks. A leather liner adds some luxury to the special release.
The Half Cabs in the pack are another story. A mix of leather and suede comprise the upper, but tradition ends there. Instead, Vans opts for a combination of five or six colors on the upper. The result is a patchwork look that’s just wild enough to work.
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