Following up an expansive product partnership with Independent Truck Co. in celebration of the brand's 40th anniversary, Vans presents a limited-release footwear and apparel capsule, available at select Vans Pro Skate dealers only this Saturday, December 1.
The limited capsule showcases a Vans Independent Style 36 Pro, an original Vans style that will be presented for the first time with the full-range of Vans Pro Skate specs. Originally released in 1977, just before Independent Truck Co. was born, the silhouette portrays design accents that pay homage to the look and feel of an Indy truck, including an all-over embossed Independent cross logo pattern, a metallic silver Sidestripe, and a signature translucent glossy orange rubber outsole to match Indy's iconic bushings. Vans will release the shoes in a custom-designed, vintage-style Vans shoebox with retro graphics and the slogan "Build to Grind" on the packaging. This exclusive drop comes with a unique set of Vans and Independent enamel pins, and an accompanying tee with artwork that combines the DNA of both brands, fusing Vans' iconic checkerboard pattern with the Independent cross. The signature print utilizes a specialty metallic ink to tie back to the footwear, and is reflective when exposed to direct light.
The Vans Independent Style 36 Pro performance attributes deliver upon Vans' classic style and progression, offering durability and support through the integration of UltraCush™ HD footbeds for heavy impact, Duracap-reinforced uppers for ultimate durability, and Vans' original waffle outsoles for maximum boardfeel.