The Pro Skate ArcAd line came out of nowhere earlier this year and we have really loved what they have been doing. Alongside our favorite in-house designer Taka Hayashi, the two have teamed up with Santa Cruz Skateboards for a premium quality and tech heavy set of Chukka and Old Skool Pro ArcAd that leans heavily on 80's inspired designs and skate history.
Blending Taka Hayashi’s meticulous craftsmanship of premium materials and bespoke embroidery detailing, the Santa Cruz Pro x TH Skate capsule showcases an Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in rich leather and suede iterations, highlighting original artwork by Hayashi and logos by Santa Cruz Skateboards.
Available to select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide and limited to 600 individually-numbered pairs on Saturday, October 28, the Santa Cruz x TH capsule brings elevated design to the Vans Pro Skate line, highlighting the following features: enhanced Vans Pro Skate UltraCush HD sockliners to provide the ultimate comfort and support, Vans’ original Sidestripe and Santa Cruz graphics, including the famed “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” slogan displayed on the foxing of each style, along with original skull artwork by TH, Constructed with the highest quality suedes and leathers; offered in Old Rose and Oatmeal tones with black foxing and waxed cotton laces, and Original Santa Cruz label woven on the tongue and heel scab.
Inspired by skateboarding culture throughout his childhood, Hayashi remarks, “Santa Cruz’s endless archive of awesome skateboard graphics, logos, and fonts that defined the 80’s skateboarding scene left a huge impact on me as an artist and a skater. I really looked up to their style and artists like Jim Phillips, whose signature artwork continues to inspire me to this day.” This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s first-ever Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.
For our part, we really love what the ArcAd line is doing. The direction the folks at Vans are taking it really leaves us hungry for whats next and we love that more thought is being given to the side stripe. Of course, I can't say enough about the Scene on the foxing. The updated skull director is perfect for Taka and for October.
Vans Pro Skate ArcAd x Taka Hayashi x Santa Cruz Skateboards Collection will be available this Saturday, October 28 at select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide. To find out more information, visit Vans.com/ArcAd to find a retailer near you. Each pair is individually numbered and limited to 600 pairs worldwide.