Self-taught painter/illustrator/graphic designer, Taka Hayashi, had been enlisted by VANS to create three new silhouettes from scratch. Hayashi had previously worked with VANS on the Syndicate 74 and is now back with newer and better models. Amongst these shoes, the Akat caught our attention with its native American roots. The sneaker/boot dons a Chukkah shape and is decorated with perforated tribal patterns on the leather upper. The Akat comes in two colorways, Bitter Chocolate and Brown and are now available at Bows and Arrows.