Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to unveil a new colorway of the SK8-Hi® BMX created by Angie Marino, the perfect balance between BMX performance and a timeless design brought to life through the eyes of one of BMX’s most talented riders.
Constantly pushing the limits of progression, Angie’s riding demands a shoe that’s as strong and as committed to BMX as she is. The SK8-Hi® BMX meets those demands with Vans BMX Wafflecup™ construction for maximum pedal feel and durability. For her take on the silhouette, Angie worked with Vans to bring in her personalized floral art and soft tones, which also carry over into a curated apparel collection.
The SK8-Hi BMX by Angie Marino features PopCush™ footbeds for maximum energy return and a DURACAP reinforced rubber underlay to protect high-wear areas. A protea, her favorite flower, come to life in a tonal deboss on the heel counter and in soft peach and earth tones on the outsole.
“I chose a flower as a soft representation of how I currently see the women's BMX scene— it's in full bloom and not slowing down,” Angie said. “The Sk8-Hi BMX is one of my favorites to ride in. The extra ankle support at the top makes a world of difference for riding.”
Angie and Vans are also excited to present her first-ever apparel collection with the brand, including a lightweight short sleeve boxy tee and boxy hoodie incorporating a similar color palette and hints of floral that take cues from her favorite season to ride: Spring. Both pieces are finished with Vans’ Checkerboard detailing, and Angie’s signature on the hoodie’s sleeve.
Serving as an inspiration for riders everywhere, Angie Marino has played a huge role in growing and progressing BMX. Leading the charge in the emerging days of women’s freestyle, Angie was a key advocate and driving force in getting a women’s class added to BMX events around the world. Taking up BMX at age 15, Angie has since made a name for herself through the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, FISE events, and the USA Cycling National Team, and continues to push the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Her latest collection with Vans reflects that sentiment, putting her fresh perspective on the future of BMX.
The Vans Sk8-Hi Angie Marino collection is available now at Vans retailers and at Vans.com/BMX.