The Japanese Rising Sun symbol is still one of the strongest nationalist graphics in the world today. It was used on navy ships in the Japanese Army and in their native tongue is called “Hi-no-maru” or “sun disc”. You are probably more familiar with it from the poignant scene in “Karate Kid” where Mr Miyagi presents a Hi-no-maru bandana to Daniel san who then goes on to kick some serious butt. Now you too can assume the “Crane Kick” manoeuvre and slam some serious coit with these hot new Vans, with your choice of ankle supported SK8 Highs or the more manageable New Era. This shoe is the follow up to the Hosoi shoe from a while back. Remember they sold out faster than Plutopups at an eating contest, so get your skates on hotdogggers! Check your local Vans supplier for release dates.