Independence Day celebrations are in full swing! Many brands parade their ties to the US of A with shoes clad in red, white and blue – but Vans are taking a different approach. The Californian brand are looking past the nation’s tricolour and celebrating with something else they see as quintessentially Americana: quality.
Building on the Pro Skate's last with a mix of machine manufacturing and hands-on craftsmanship, Vans have created the Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd – the first performance skate shoe to be made in the States in more than two decades. Two colourways are available, limited to 350 pairs each. In addition to shoes packed with technical nous – UltraCush HD sock-liners, thicker sole units, anatomical heel cups and more – Vans have also nailed the look. The recognisable low-profile silhouette is decorated with classic branding, careful needlework, and tongues that showcase the American flag on the front and Pro Skate ArcAd sequential numbering on the rear.
The Vans Style 113 Pro USA ArcAd Pack is available on July 8 from select Vans accounts.