Skate Sk8-Hi Decon Shoes
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All New Skate Classics: Built Extra Tough on the Inside For Skateboarding
Cher Strauberry is a skateboarder, musician, and artist from Oakland, CA. As a transwoman, she’s a true trailblazer within skateboarding. She’s also a staple in the newly revived Embarcadero scene in San Francisco, as well as one of the founding members of Glue Skateboards. This season, she’s partnered with Vans to create a collection that speaks to her unique style, making a statement in a fashion-forward yet tasteful way.
Completely redesigned for modern skateboarding, the all-new Cher Strauberry Skate Sk8-Hi Decon delivers more of what skateboarders need to enable maximum progression. The repositioned DURACAP™ reinforced underlays and fully redesigned uppers, combined with a new two-part foxing tape that features a deeper knurl pattern on the toe, make the Cher Strauberry Skate Sk8-Hi Decon durable enough to withstand daily skateboarding abuse. For more board control, the new molded heel counter and internal tongue straps lock in your feet. Even the gum rubber sole that made Vans famous has been elevated with the SICKSTICK™ rubber compound to deliver more grip and boardfeel. Plus, POPCUSH™ energy return sockliners provide superior cushioning and impact protection while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions. Internal heel stiffeners have also been added to provide more support and stability.
The Cher Strauberry Skate Sk8-Hi Decon’s updated foxing tape, along with a mix of suede and heavy canvas uppers showcasing Cher’s love of animal prints, gives you the iconic look you want while bringing all the performance benefits skateboarders demand. The new checkerboard flag on the side guarantees that you’re getting the best in style and modern skateboarding performance, and tonal sidewall print and strawberry embroidery lend this deconstructed high-top style a bold yet elevated edge.
•INCREASED DURABILITY - DURACAP™ reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection.
•FULLY REDESIGNED UPPERS - Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control.
•LEGENDARY GRIP - Our new, proprietary SickStick™ gum rubber compound is our stickiest rubber yet.
•POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our best cushioning and impact protection. POPCUSH™ energy return footbeds help protect your feet while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions.
Snaps back and won’t pack. PopCush is a brand-new foam recipe, meticulously tuned for impact protection, superior cushioning, and custom energy return for every type of skating. As the brand’s most progressive footbed to date, PopCush is Vans’ standard best-in-class upgrade. Skate longer, skate harder. Only available in Pro Skate.
The added DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high-wear areas are engineered to withstand the abuse of the vans pro skate team—and by providing lasting durability, save everyday skateboarders time and money.
Inspired by Vans’ beloved original gum rubber formula, Vans introduces the stickiest, grippiest gum sole in the brand’s history. Our new, proprietary gum rubber compound is uniquely calibrated in the sole and foxing to deliver enhanced grip and maximum durability, keeping you on your board and Off The Wall. Only available in Pro Skate, SickStick is tested and approved by the Vans Innovation Team and today’s top skaters from around the world.