Streetmachine has nurtured skate culture for nearly three decades. This influence has spanned the globe, taking them from benches and rails of Champs-Ã‰lysées in Paris, to the pools and bowls of San Diego, and finally to the stairs and waxed curbs in the heart of metropolitan Copenhagen. Having teamed up previously with Vans, STM now takes aim at the core skate line with Syndicate silhouettes of the AV Classic and Authentic.
The collection is intended to inspire the feelings of skating during the spring: riding your bike with a pack of friends from spot to spot while the suns up and then meeting up once the sun sets for drinks and relaxation. The that end, the AV Classic is constructed of a durable perforated suede upper sitting atop a stripeless off-white foxed midsole. Ortholite sock liners, Provulc construction, and Duracap underlays ensure that this shoe is meant to last through all the punishment of a season of shredding..
To keep with the relaxed mood of the 'after session,' the Authentic takes a wholly unconventional approach with its design. Boasting a woven mesh styled upper, it promises to air out your battered feet in the cool spring night air. The model rests on the same Provulc off-white midsole as the AV Classic, however the Authentic gets extra finishing with the ubiquitous Vans black check motif.
Both pairs feature custom split-branded woven tongue labels, tumbled leather heel accents,, and red Syndicate heel tabs.
The "Copenhagen Session' AV Classic and Authentic 'S' will be available this Saturday, May 2nd, exclusively from Streetmachine. Those not lucky enough to be in Copenhagen for the release will have their chance to purchase online that same day.