Few brands can boast a history that’s as deeply and richly intertwined with skateboarding and skate culture as Vans. With shoes like the Sk8-Hi, the Authentic, and the Old Skool under their belt, the California-based brand truly has their finger on the pulse and legacy of skateboarding. But the brand with the jazz stripe does more than just skate: they’re extremely involved in surfing as well, hosting surfing tournaments and boasting a roster full of world class surfers like Dane Reynolds as well. Reynolds has served as inspiration for the new Vans Paradoxxx, a surf/lifestyle model that blends both surf and skate aesthetics for a vibe that’s unquestionably California.
The shoe features a dark denim suede/canvas upper with retro-inspired contrast stitching and a textured midsole. An original Vans Flying V logo on the lateral side and a vintage Off The Wall cotton tongue label add to the throwback look, and the shoe is completed with a classic Vans gum waffle outsole. The new Paradoxxx retails for $75 and is available now in blue, black, and white on Vans.com.
Color: Dark Denim