Vans - Slam City Skates

Slam City Skates x Vans


 Two skateboarding institutions from either side of the pond come together this month to celebrate two huge landmark anniversaries with a concise collaborative footwear release. 

 As Slam turn 30 this year and Vans reach their half century, it's a time to reflect on past achievements and celebrate their contribution towards the community and pushing skateboarding forwards. It seems only right that Slam come together with their longest standing footwear partnership to mark the occasion and have done so with two unique reworks of the classic Lampin and Native models.  Both models have significance to key moments in the London skate stores history, with the Native released back in 1988, around the time that Slam first opened and the Lampin back in 1993, which was an important time in skateboarding for the store.

To match the rigours of skateboarding, the reworked Lampin and Native arrive in pro form, updated with Vans' signature pro skate technologies including the Ultracush insoles and Durcap vamp in the construction. Each style also features a classic Slam quote from Tod Swank on the printed insole and retro Slam artwork by Edwin Pouncy (Savage Pencil) detailed on the heel and ankle of the respective styles.

Accompanying the release, Slam teamed up with Mark Jackson on a short promo video featuring David Atkinson who explains the design process and the inspiration behind the release, as well as Slam family Oscar Oneim, Tom Tanner and Vans team rider Denis Lynn who test out the shoes in the streets of London. 

The Vans x Slam City Skates Native and Lampin shoes will be available exclusively at Slam City Skates, in-store and online from 9am Saturday the 22nd October. 



HUF x Slam City Skates

Slam are really going all out for their 30th anniversary celebrations. With collabs with Dickies and Spitfire already under their belt this year, the London skate institution now team up with HUF on a collaborative shoe and apparel capsule collection, consisting of a dual branded, limited edition tees, socks and 6-panel cap. HUF's low profile Soto design has been reworked with a sleek tonal black upper, constructed from a premium suede and accented with hits of leather on the branding, heel and tongue. The shoe sits on top of a contrasting gum sole unit and is finished with hits of gold on the embossed tongue and heel branding.  

 To celebrate the arrival of the collection, the pair have teamed up on a short promo edit by Mark Jackson featuring HUF and Slam team riders Jacob Harris and Rory Milanes. Check the full edit below and head to to shop the collection now. If you're in London tonight (8th of September), head down to Slam City's Covent Garden store from 7pm for hangs, free beer and screening of the edit, as well as a chance to preview the collection in person.


Dickies x Slam City Skates

Watch: Dickies x Slam City Skates


In celebrating their 30th year anniversary – London skate institution Slam City Skates have teamed up with heritage workwear brand Dickies on a special collaborative collection. To mark the occasion the pair have come together on a short clip featuring Slam riders Darius Trabalza, Danny Brady, Neil Smith and Jamie Arghh testing the goods. Check the clip, filmed by Mark Jackson, in full above.

You can shop the Dickies collab and see more from their 30th anniversary celebrations over at