Footwear collaborations aren’t out of the ordinary, but some can be more interesting than others. Especially this collaboration between Montreal Chef and Restaurateur Chuck Hughes, indie retailer Off The Hook, and, Vans Vault. Chuck Hughes, in partnership with Vans Vault have crafted a stylish and functional footwear suitable to wear in the kitchen. The joint venture has yielded the Black Crab Pack, made up of all-black colorways of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX and Authentic LX. Each features a water repellent upper, padded cork footbeds, waxed cotton laces and non-slip waffle outsoles.

The Vans Vault Black Crab is schedueled to launch on March 22nd, 2014 at Montreal’s Off The Hook, both in-store and online.

If you’re a sneaker junkie, a line cook, or just someone who appreciates a well-crafted shoe, these Vans Black Crabs should definitely get you excited.

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