August 15, 2019
Vans X Baker
Vans has joined forces with the iconic Baker Skateboards to create an apparel and footwear collection that celebrates both brands’ storied history and identities in skateboarding.
Featuring a curated selection of exclusive colorways in the Old Skool Pro, Slip-On Pro, SK8-Hi Pro and the Style 112 Pro, as well as collaborative apparel pieces like the Authentic Chino Pro and a Vans x Baker pullover, each piece of this collection is designed for durability.
Built from the ground up with input from the Vans and Baker skate teams, each of the four Pro footwear styles include supportive UltraCush HD footbeds, which provide the highest level of impact cushioning that won’t pack out over time, and Duracap-reinforced underlays in high-abrasion areas for longevity and consistent fit.
The Authentic Chino Pro pants, offered in a standout white colorway, are constructed of extra-durable 8.2 oz poly/cotton blend with a straight fit, double-chain-stitched flat felled seams, reinforced critical stress areas, hidden stash pocket, and Silvadur anti-microbial technology to protect fabric and maintain freshness between washing. The offering is anchored by a black Vans x Baker hooded pullover.
Founded at the intersection of East Broadway and Warner Avenue, this partnership pays homage to Vans propensity for “Off The Wall” since 1966 and Baker’s inclination toward “Giving Skateboarding a Bad Name” since 2000. Both influential to shaping skateboarding and its irreverent culture through music, fashion and art, Vans and Baker Skateboards unsurprisingly are home to some of the world’s most well-known pros including Dustin Dollin, Rowan Zorilla. Tyson Peterson and the newest Baker pro, Kader Sylla.