With a unique combination of grit, attention to detail, and a raw, no-frills approach, Hockey brings a necessary rebellious edge to modern skateboard culture. This attitude and ethos are reflected in everything from the brand’s bold, high-saturation designs to its heavy hitting skate clips, and, of course, its sneaker collaborations.
Since first working together in 2018, Vans Skateboarding and Hockey have established a singular aesthetic of their own across their range of collaborative footwear, and now they’re continuing that relationship with a trio of releases: fresh iterations of the Skate Old Skool and the Skate Slip-On.
The Skate Old Skool and Skate Slip-On fall on two different ends of the color spectrum, with the former boasting a black and gum color scheme while the latter opts for a mixture of white and black. Though this duo may present vastly different palettes, their aesthetic is unified by slithering snakeskin embellishments and bold red block letter Hockey hits.
To meet the no-holds-barred skate style of the Hockey team, the styles are packed full of Vans Skateboarding’s very best tech. PopCush™ insoles provide enhanced comfort and energy return with a tireless foam compound that maintains its shape session after session, while Duracap reinforcements hold up to the wear and tear of even the most labor-intensive flip tricks and SickStick™ rubber outsoles provide all-conditions grip and stability.
The Vans Skateboarding x Hockey Fall 2023 collection will be released via vans.com/skateboarding, the Hockey webstore, and select Vans Skateboarding accounts globally on September 14.