Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2


With high performance, innovative skate footwear a continued focus for Vans, team rider Gilbert Crockett has unveiled the all new Crockett Pro 2 – a shoe packed full of the latest technologies with an eye on the past for design. Combining craft and science,  Crockett draws inspiration from various era’s, most notably the 40’s & the 90’s, to inform the low profile shape and colour treatments, while Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup unit, Ultracush HD drop-in sockliner and fully-fused Duracap upper adds durability, grip and cushioning for an improved ride.

To celebrate the release, Gilbert has dropped a minute and a half of visual goodness, hitting up the streets of his native Richmond, VA to put his new shoe to the test. You can pick up the the new Vans Crockett Pro 2 online, at Vans stores and at select retailers including Slam City Skates now.

In case you missed it, check out our interview with Gilbert at last years Propeller premiere HERE



Vans x WTAPS AW16 Collab


 Footwear OG’s Vans are turning 50 this year and luckily for us they’re celebrating by collaborating once again with street-wear giants WTAPS. The Japanese brand are also celebrating their 20th anniversary very soon, so what better way to reflect on the past than by reviving a classic look for this collab.

 The beloved cross bone motif will feature on the OG Sk8-Hi LX, OG Chukka Boot LX and OG Authentic LX silhouettes and will come in either a black or olive colour-way. The drop will also include an outwear piece in the form of a military style jacket featuring the cross bone pattern as well as some printed text.

If you want to include any of these pieces in your Autumn rotation, the collab will be dropping on the 10th of September at selected Vans and WTAPS retailers including Goodhood and Footpatrol in limited quantities so don’t sleep!



Vans Introduces the Kyle Walker Pro ‘Wafflecup’


 Kyle Walker is the latest pro rider from Vans' roster to be welcomed to the signature footwear ranks as they introduce the Kyle Walker Pro, featuring the brands innovative Wafflecup technology. 

 The last couple of years have been good to Kyle Walker, with solid parts in highly anticipated releases including Propeller and Holy Stokes!, as well as turning pro and getting his first deck for Real, he tops it off with his long awaited Pro shoe this month. Employing years of innovative technology in to a simplistic, unmistakably Vans silhouette, the Kyle Walker Pro offers durability through it's tough suede upper, while Vans signature Wafflecup technology gives support and stability along with unrivalled board feel and grip, all the right ingredients for a high performance skate shoe. Additional features include the ULTRACUSH HD impact sock-liners for added cushioning upon impact and DURACAP rubber underlays in high-wear areas so your not going through a pair every week.

Kyle Walker had this to say on his first shoe release...

“I wanted my shoe to be simple, but it’s funny because it didn’t come out simple at all—I made my insole way thicker, as well as the tongue, and with the Wafflecup sole, there’s a lot more cushioning in my shoe than today’s standard.” He continues, “I was going for comfort – it grips well, and it skates great right out the box. I’m happy with it, for sure.”

 To celebrate the release of his first shoe, you can see Walker with a huge 50-50 thanks to a little help from Crispy the Wafflecup, in the video below. Arriving in four colour ways, the Vans Kyle Walker Pro is available now at select retailers including Slam City and Flatspot. 



adidas Skateboarding present the ‘Lucas Premiere ADV’


 Following up on his Away Day's opener, adidas Skateboarding have released a new signature shoe from Lucas Puig dubbed the 'Lucas Premiere ADV'.

As one of the most celebrated street skaters of all time, it's no surprise that the shoe has been highly anticipated and that hype has been helped along by a solid part from adidas' first full length video. Working closely with Puig, adidas Skateboarding have produced a shoe that compliments his style both on and off the board, as well as being able to deal with the rigours of skating street and protect your feet at the same time. 

 The low profile silhouette has been constructed with durability and comfort in mind, with a synthetic woven mix on the tongue and back panels, reinforced with a perforated suede at the front of the shoe, which itself is backed up with an adiTUFF reinforced toe for extra protection and abrasion resistance. The upper is dressed in a white and soft grey colour way, accented with hits of salmon pink on the tongue and heel, all of which sits on top of a gum sole unit. 

The adidas Skateboarding Lucas Premiere ADV will be dropping in stores on July the 1st. Head to for more

Check out our interview with Lucas Puig from last year HERE


Vans Style 112 Pro 2

Vans Presents the Daan Van Der Linden Style 112 Pro


 Things keep getting better for Daan Van Der Linden this year, having already scored the cover of Thrasher and Free Skate Mag, as well as having a part in Volcom's highly anticipated full length 'Holy Stokes, Vans have now announced the release of a signature footwear colour way for the young Dutch ripper.

 The recentley introduced Style 112 is one of the brands core skate styles, designed and worn by the Vans skate team themselves. Like Daan's skateboarding, the 112 is a versatile shoe providing both style and functionality in its design. Maintaining mist of the shoes key features such as the UltraCush HD footbed for ultimate board feel and cushioning upon impact, a DURACAP upper for durability, Vans signature waffle outsole for unrivaled grip and also the brands vulcanised lite construction to deliver the best in board feel, flex and traction. For it's latest rework, Van Der Linden has kept it stealthy with a black suede applied to the upper with tonal leather detailing on the side stripe and heel paneling. The shoe is accented with a special light olive colour on the lacing, Vans heel stamp and custom Van Der Linden print on the heel. 

Daan had this to say on the shoe...

 “I am really happy with how it turned out, and even more so as I wanted to include suede throughout. One of the areas I looked at in great detail was the extra toe protection, which I wanted to be complimented by great board feel. In the final outcome, I think we’ve accomplished both”!

The Daan Van Der Linden Style 112 Pro colourway is now available at



Nike SB GTS & Dunk Low Premium QS


 Nike SB is set to drop a new premium QS pack this weekend, offering up a raw take on the popular Dunk Low and newly re-introduced GTS silhouettes. The shoes upper has been decked out with a heavy-duty, un-dyed canvas for a rugged, rustic look. With tonal lacing on the GTS and contrasting black lacing on the Dunk Low, both styles have been accented with black swoosh detailing and sits on top of a white sole unit. The shoe's hardwearing canvas will give the wearer durability and protection for increased wear, while the Zoom Air heel unit ensures optimal cushioning upon impact.

Alongside some of the brands more daring, perhaps less wearable, silhouettes that have already hit the shelves this year, it's good to see the brands continue to work with some of their classics to offer more accessible styles that will not only skate well, but look good on the foot too. The Nike SB GTS & Dunk Low Premium QS are set to drop this Saturday the 16th of April over on the brands webstore.



Alltimers x adidas Skateboarding


 New York natives Alltimers celebrate the good life in their latest collaborative effort with adidas Skateboarding.

The limited-edition release consists of vintage sportswear inspired apparel, including a track jacket reminiscent of those worn during the Boston Marathon back in the 80's, some bold mesh-lined football shorts and a dual-branded tee. Rounding off the small capsule is a re-worked Superstar Vulc, which draws design cues from the "The Hogan", a casual 80's silhouette. The shoe has been constructed from a full grain white leather uppers and hairy suede panelling on the side panel and heel, finished with dark blue stripe detailing and a gold foil league player print on the lateral side of the shoe, all of which compliments the apparel selection.

To commemorate the release, Alltimers have come through with some truly inspiring visuals to showcase the goods and show you how they're living. Unfortunately there's no UK retailers as far as I can see, but you can pick up the goods at Copenhagen's Street Machine.