The tagline on a holiday 2000 ad for Geoff Rowley’s original Off the Wall signature read “Colors optional. Grip comes standard,” in reference to the five colorways and Vans waffle sole, respectively. And grip the Vans Rowley Pro has, this model whose initial lukewarm retail reception is recalled by Geoff himself as having been “a battle,” whose design can now be seen from a proper perspective as a game-changer. One of the perfect blends between the classic vulc soled construction of the 1970s and ’80s with the chunkier styles that’d gained traction in the mid-late ’90s, the Rowley Pro 2013 has been refined to ensure all the benefits of the original are maximized. Have a look at four just released styles (including the Motorhead collabo) after the jump and find yours at select Vans retailers.
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