Taka Hayashi


Vans Pro Skate ArcAd honors Powell Peralta with limited-edition footwear and apparel offering, crafted in collaboration with Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi. The capsule breathes life back into memorable illustrations such as the 1985 Future Primitive logo, Bones fonts, and the iconic principal skull and sword graphics.

Taka Hayashi reimagines his favorite Powell Peralta motifs on the Caballero Pro ArcAd and Style 138 Pro ArcAd with finesse, sharp attention to detail and premium material executions: The Caballero Pro boasts woven hairy suede and nubuck leather textiles, custom embroidery accents, and a tonal Powell Peralta screenprint on the foxing tape. The Style 138 Pro includes a Powell Peralta Experimental tonal screen print on quarter panel, the Future Primitive logo embroidery on heel, and a woven Experimental crest & TH tongue label. This drop is elevated by the exceptional, custom-embroidered Harrington style jacket, completed with Powell Peralta’s Skull & Sword Ray “Bones” Rodriguez graphic and TH logos.

As one his favorite brands since childhood, Hayashi reminisces, “One of the first Powell Peralta boards I purchased was a Skull & Sword Ray “Bones” Rodriguez, created by Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, an artist I looked up to. I must have been ten years old at the time. I went in to Rip City Skate shop and was amazed with all the colors, graphics, and the unique shape of the boards, but that skull & sword really stood out to me.”