April 11, 2019
NEW VANS SKATE-INSPIRED SURF BOOT
Team-tested and radical in design, Vans looks outside the lines to introduce new product innovations that embody surf progression at the highest level
Vans goes truly Off The Wall to introduce the first-ever Vans performance surf boot and fly-less surf trunk. Innovative and elemental in design, Vans’ new surf booties come in two variations, Mid and Hi, addressing both warm and cold-water conditions. While the new Vans Surf Trunk integrates a unique, patent-pending trunk lock, a progressive side closure system to provide an easy, adjustable, and secure fit. These ground breaking styles reflect a pivotal era in surfing today, as Vans pays homage to the pioneers and craftsmen that strike a defiant chord in surf experimentation.
Grounded by the ubiquitous Vans Sidestripe and iconic checkerboard detailing, the Surf Boot Mid and Surf Boot Hi are designed 100% with performance and function in mind, emphasizing feature benefits such as grip, skin-tight fit and climate versatility. Everything Vans knows about skateboarding, like Vans’ original waffle grip and board feel, has been reimagined in a surf bootie design to elevate your surfing in all conditions. Vans’ surf booties are so grippy, you’ll want to wear them all the time, even in warm water! Every inch and stitch have been crafted for comfort and performance—Off The Wall and into the water.
The Surf Boot Mid is a functional warm-water bootie, crafted with a perforated neoprene upper with ports in the sidewall to allow for optimal water flow, regulate temperatures and prevent water build-up. The Surf Boot Mid’s second skin feel provides a seamless fit between you and your board. Featuring engineered, Vans Surf rubber formula and a sipped outsole to provide unconditional grip extended over the sides, the Surf Boot Mid offers unmatched control and boardfeel.
The Surf Boot Hi makes a crucial companion in colder climates. The cold-water bootie features a liquid rubber-dipped upper for consistent warmth and resilient seams, plus Vans Surf rubber formula and a sipped outsole for ultimate grip, engineered heel pull designed for durability and a high neoprene ankle height to keep out water.
Surfing has always been driven by its most creative, original characters.
The individuals that thought differently and found ways to push the culture and the boundaries of what was considered the norm. This progression is part of surfing’s legacy to popular culture and Vans champions the creative and unpredictable nature of surfing. With these products, Vans brings the essence of experimentation to life in hopes to inspire the next generation of surfers to experiment and progress.
Vans will release the Surf Boot and the Surf Trunk at select accounts worldwide on April 13, 2019.