This spring, Vans and Independent are releasing the Vans x Independent Truck Co. exclusive apparel and footwear collection. As original manufacturers in skateboarding, these two brands share an influential heritage deeply rooted in the early days of skating's genesis as well as current team riders from amateur to legendary such as Gilbert Crockett, Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Andrew Allen, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Jason Dill, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero and Tony Alva. Hailing from Santa Cruz, Independent has offered skateboarding hardgoods since the late 70's, providing the functional equipment that hardcore skaters rely on to this day.
To celebrate past and present, Vans x Independent presents an attractive selection of core apparel staples and introduces the newest Vans Pro Skate signature model, the Crockett Pro and the latest team model, the Mirada. Click on through for a closer look at the pieces.