In case you missed it back in March, Vans celebrated their 50th anniversary with a release of iconic colorways and silhouettes. We previewed the pack at length last year as well. The shoes are set to release in waves and started March 16th. Though a few other models have trickled out, we now have the next wave available.
Christian Hosoi combined raw power, incredible style, and a larger-than-life persona to take skateboarding from relative obscurity in the early ’80s to soaring global popularity by the end of the decade. The double checkerboard Sk8-Hi Pro ’83 recreates an iconic early colorway of the Sk8-Hi that cameto be known as the quintessential skate shoe of the ’80s.
ne of the first Freestyle BMX superstars, Eddie Fiola dominated the circuit and promoted this young sport to new levels of recognition. The Era Pro ’83 goes retro in red, white and blue—just like Eddie wore in his famous Vans ad.
The Iron Man of Freestyle BMX, Dennis McCoy pioneered the sport and turned pro in 1986—and hasn’t stopped competing since! Upgraded to Pro standards, the Sk8-Hi Pro ’86 features its most iconic colorway from the ’80s
From the Santa Cruz team in the ’80s to Black Label in the ’90s and AntiHero today, Jeff Grosso bleeds skateboarding. Jeff’s custom black & white two-tone Sk8-Hi is reproduced with modernized Pro construction as the Sk8-Hi Pro ’87.
All of the models will feature extensive update for tech and comfort including the new one-piece DuraCap toe bumpers and UltraCush HD insoles.
The Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics - Wave 2 collection is now available from the BLENDS brother core-skate shop BTNC. Check your local Vans stockists for availability. The pairs will set you back $70 for the Era Pro '83 and $75 for each Sk8 Hi.