Vans x Hockey Skate Authentic Hi by Andrew Allen
Sizes: 8 – 12
Available Online: THURSDAY September 14, 12:00am EST
Available In Store: THURSDAY September 14, 11:00am EST in East Greenwich & Providence ONLY
Costa Mesa, CALIF. (September 7, 2023) – With a unique combination of grit, attention to detail, and a raw, no-frills approach, Hockey brings a necessary rebellious edge to modern skateboard culture. This attitude and ethos are reflected in everything from the brand’s bold, high-saturation designs to its heavy hitting skate clips, and, of course, its sneaker collaborations. Since first working together in 2018, Vans Skateboarding and Hockey have established a singular aesthetic of their own across their range of collaborative footwear, and now they’re continuing that relationship with another new release: A fresh iteration of the Skate Authentic Hi. & Vans Skateboarding x Hockey Slam skate session in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park on September 15, 2023, featuring custom obstacles that tie back to the collection’s design inspiration.
The Skate Authentic Hi returns in a brown canvas colorway. An Authentic lengthened into a unique high-top, Andrew Allen’s familiar sneaker boasts a Hockey hit on its collar and comes in a custom box (like the others) that nods to his beloved dog Ronnie, as well as a new snakeskin-printed liner.
It’s not just aesthetics here either — that wouldn’t be the Hockey way. To meet the no-holds-barred skate style of the Hockey team, the Skate Authentic Hi is packed full of Vans Skateboarding’s best tech. PopCush™ insoles provide enhanced comfort and energy return with a tireless foam compound that maintains its shape session after session, while DURACAP™ reinforcements hold up to the wear and tear of even the most labor-intensive flip tricks and SickStick™ rubber out soles provide all-conditions grip and stability.