The world's most popular skateboarding brand is launching a new, very limited selection of Pro Skate footwear they have dubbed the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd line. For the first release, Vans teamed up with Quasi Skateboards and chose the much-favored by skaters Gilbert Crockett Pro 2. Here's what Vans has to say about the whole deal:
Representing the pinnacle offering from the Vans Pro Skate collection, Vans introduces ArcAd, a select, limited-distribution Pro Skate classification created to elevate skateboarding performance standards while preserving Vans’ commitment to the upper echelon of core skate shops around the world.
For its inaugural season, Vans Pro Skate ArcAd presents a special-edition of the Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 in partnership with Quasi Skateboards. Available only to select core skate accounts worldwide and in exceptionally limited quantities, the Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 ArcAd is built on the comfort and cushioning of the Vans’ Ultracush HD insole, cradled by the durability and support of Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup outsole.
Gilbert’s signature pro model has been simplified into a custom one-piece woven jacquard based on Quasi’s boom pattern, and re-engineered with translucent Rapidweld layers to provide lightweight reinforcement and proven skate durability in the places you need it. The Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 ArcAd is also accompanied by a Slip-On Lite, complete with a custom labeled satin-lined cinch backpack/tote bag, and a unique double drawer box.
That's quite the mouthful, but it sounds like this may be a quasi-resurrection of the Syndicate line. For those who don't remember, the Syndicate line was an interior off-shoot of the Pro Skate brand at Vans. It was run by a small, core group of people who pushed for collaborations that would never have happened otherwise. You can thank those folks for every WTAPS shoe Vans has done. Either way, these are packed with tech and are definitely geared towards skaters.
The Vans Pro Skate ArcAd x Quasi Skateboards Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 ArcAd and Slip On Lite Package will release in very limited numbers at 16 shops globally this Saturday, March 18th. Check the list below and contact them directly for specific availability and visit Vans.com/ArcAd for more info. The package will retail for $120.