Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue Shoes in Grosso 84 Black and Red Check. Inspired by the original pair worn during his part in the legendary Powell Peralta video ‘Future Primitive’ from ‘85 and those pictured on the June 2020 Thrasher Magazine cover, this Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue is styled in a classic black and red checkered aesthetic that remains true to Grosso’s OG shoe of choice. Styled with mixed-material uppers crafted from both reinforced canvas and brush-back suede, these high-collar sneakers feature a reissued-upper pattern featuring archival detailings such as curved collar shape and supportive stitching, whilst the crisp-white auxetic outsole features warped checkerboard print detailing for added notoriety. Vans’ iconic Waffle tread patterning beneath makes light work of any given terrain, whilst the DURACAP overlays and PopCush sockliner combine to provide a cushioned wear fresh out the box. Toe-box perforations are in keeping with tradition, with the recessed 7-eyelet lacing system securing the flattened tongue across the natural arch of the foot. Stark-white sidewall stripes are accentuated with checkerboard flag-label trims, whilst the bold-black suede overlays bring added textural depth and dimension to this lace-up ‘Off the Wall’ skate shoes.
Commemorating the life and legacy of one of the most infamous skaters of all time, Vans’ latest Grosso Forever capsule collection pays tribute to the late Jeff Grosso. With all proceeds donated in support of his son Oliver, this heartfelt release is launched on what would have been the fun-loving verticalists 53rd birthday on April 28th 2021.
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