Vans x Independent
Celebrating the original tools of the trade
This spring, the World's #1 Skateboard Shoe partners with the World's #1 skateboarding trucks for the Vans x Independent Truck Co. exclusive apparel and footwear collection. As original manufacturers in skateboarding, these two brands share an influential heritage deeply rooted in the early days of skating's genesis as well as current team riders from Amateur to Legendary such as Gilbert Crockett, Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Andrew Allen, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Jason Dill, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero and Tony Alva. Hailing from Santa Cruz, Independent has offered skateboarding hardgoods since the late 70's, providing the functional equipment that hardcore skaters rely on to this day.
To celebrate past and present, Vans x Independent presents an attractive selection of core apparel staples and introduces the newest Vans Pro Skate signature model, the Crockett Pro and the latest team model, the Mirada.
The Crockett Pro features a suede and twill upper, UltraCush HD for high impact cushioning, Duracap™ fused rubber reinforced toe vamp underlays, and a Vans Wafflecup™ construction, the first-ever vulcanized cupsole for responsive support and increased stability.
The Mirada is a low top silhouette with premium textile upper, a comfortable and anatomically contoured UltraCush footbed, molded heel pocket inserts, a Pro Cup construction for responsiveness and support, and Vans' original Waffle Outsole.
Rounding out the footwear offering is a classic Sk8-hi Pro donning an all-over Vans x Indy logo pattern, upgraded with performance enhancements that meet the Vans Pro Skate specs including UltraCush HD for advanced cushioning, and Duracap™ underlays for increased durability and extra reinforcement where needed most.
The accompanying apparel offering includes t-shirts and long-sleeves in men's and boys' sizes, a sweatshirt and two hats highlighting the iconic Vans x Independent logo designs and an exclusive black and white photograph of shared team rider Gilbert Crockett complete the package.
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ABOUT VANS PRO SKATE
The performance skate footwear category from the world's leading action sports footwear and apparel company, Vans Pro Skate combines more than 45 years of proven craftsmanship with legendary skate heritage. Since the dawn of professional skateboarding, Vans continues to provide the meaningful product innovations that help drive the performance progression of the world's best skateboarders.