He had a breakthrough year in 2015 and he’s continued to shred throughout the course of 2016 with several mind melting video parts, a pro model shoe and a heap of magazine coverage all along the way. It has been announced that Kyle Walker is Thrasher Magazine’s 2016 Skater of The Year! Congrats Kyle!
This lengthy, but important “Skate Rock” episode of Loveletters is a mini documentary about the origins and the relationship between skateboarders and the music they listen to and create. Key instigators, originators and skaters interviewed in this piece include” Mofo, Brian Brannon, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Ament, Tommy Guerrero, Chuck Treece, Steve Caballero, Henry Rollins and others. This is the stuff that matters.
Commemorating 50 years of “Off The Wall”, Vans upholds its revered skate heritage with the reissue of Salman Agah’s first pro model shoe. The distinctive and highly anticipated Salman Agah Reissue Pro hits shelves around the world November 19.
Originally launched in 1994, Salman Agah’s memorable shoe marks Vans’ final Pro Skate reissue in honor of the brand’s historic 50th Anniversary. Built with Vans’ proven ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, the Salman Agah Reissue Pro combines Vans’ original waffle outsole with DURACAP reinforced underlays for premium durability. The legendary silhouette features contrast stitching across suede uppers, the original woven elephant tongue label, and the shoe’s defining rubber toe cap, deeply cherished by skateboarders today.
Agah recollects, “the purpose of the original design was to speak to the future of skateboarding by producing a definitive skateboarding shoe, not to be mistaken for a shoe made for traditional sports.”
Famed the “Sultan of Switch” and selected as Thrasher Magazine’s 1993 Skater of the Year, Salman Agah spent 14 years on the Vans pro skate team and released a total of five signature Vans pro models. Agah is praised for his powerful and legendary skateboard style, reflecting the characteristics of the infamous elephant logo found on his introductory pro model.
The limited edition Salman Agah Reissue Pro launches at select stockists worldwide Saturday, November 19. To learn more about the Vans Pro Classics 50th Anniversary reissues and to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you, visit Vans.com/50threissues.
Building upon the success of veteran Vans pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley’s signature apparel collection debut in 2015, the classic workwear-inspired line returns with an expanded assortment this month. Available now, Vans’ new Geoff Rowley offering is purpose-built for skateboarding, upgraded with innovation to improve skate performance without compromising Geoff’s outstanding raw style. Have a look at the new expanded line right here.
On the heels of Kyle Walker’s signature pro model debut, the Vans Kyle Walker Pro continues to push skateboarding forward with Vans’ latest performance innovation and the industry’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole.
Returning to shops in brand new colorways for the holiday season, the Kyle Walker Pro features Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology, offering the best of both worlds in skateboarding—the support and stability of a cupsole shoe without sacrificing any of the boardfeel and grip for which legendary vulcanized Vans skate shoes are known for.
Visit Vans.com/kylewalker to learn more about Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology and to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you.