Celebrating a decade of Vans Syndicate would not be complete without a proper tribute to New York skateboarding icon Andy Kessler. As the third installment honoring the 10th anniversary of Syndicate, this October 3 Vans releases the Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” inspired by the east coast skateboarding legend. Touted as one of the original pioneers of New York skateboarding in the 1970s and 1980s, Kessler is remembered for his dedicated community work in building public skateparks, inspiring locals and skateboarders from all walks of life to be a part of the emerging New York skate scene.
Vans Syndicate presents the Andy Kessler Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” in the original premium leather and nubuck silhouette topped with the bright blue shoelaces he personalized all his Sk8-His with. The upper construction features Outlast temperature management linings and perforated nubuck panels for maximum protection and ventilation. Capping off the design, the custom heel scab references old NYC subway tokens of Andy’s childhood.
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Vans Syndicate collection, Vans Pro Skate’s celebration of the diverse heritage of ideas, attitudes and influences that make up skateboarding’s unique culture. Vans pays tribute to this milestone by returning to several original Syndicate collaborators to represent a decade of iconoclastic style and heritage.
Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S”
· Full grain leather and nubuck uppers
· Outlast® temperature management linings
· Vans Ultracush HD footbeds
· Vans original waffle gum sole
· Signature Syndicate 10th Anniversary artwork in gold on the footbeds
The Vans Syndicate x Andy Kessler anniversary project launches worldwide in-store on Saturday, October 3rd exclusively at participating Vans Syndicate authorized dealers. Visit Vans.com for the complete list of dealers.