Following in the footsteps of recent Vans collaboration releases, (most recently the Vans x Spitfire collab), this Vans x Independent Truck Co Fall 18 collaboration collection is undoubtedly the most extensive to date, not to mention the release with probably the most wide-reaching appeal to skaters across the globe.
Without wanting to sound too “breathless”, I think it’s safe to say that, regardless of your chosen favourite amongst the extensive Vans Pro Skate range, you’re covered here.
Heading up the Vans x Independent Truck Co collection are two iterations of some of Vans’ most beloved silhouettes, along with a customised rendition of the recently released TNT Advanced Prototype shoe.
First up is the Vans Sk8-Hi Pro, coming in a canvas/suede green and incorporating a combination of traditional Vans branding and Independent’s unmistakeable cross logo on the rubber outsole.
Additionally, the Sk8-Hi Pro bears the Independent script logo on the heel panel.
Next up is a new twist on the Vans Slip On Pro silhouette, coming in an all-black canvas/suede mix and featuring additional ollie protection in the obvious high-abrasion area and checkerboard detailing on the insole.
Again, the Slip On Pro features co-branding from both Vans and Independent as with the Sk8-Hi Pro across the entire shoe, with the heel panel bearing the Independent wave-form script logo in white.
The third shoe in this Vans x Independent Truck Co collab sees the recently released TNT Advanced Prototype get an update with metallic silver foxing stripes and rubber outsoles that exactly match the signature translucent and glossy orange hue that is unique to Indy bushings, along with a colourway that nods to the same.
Each Vans x Independent footwear piece employs Vans’ proven technology, offering durability and support through the integration of UltraCush™ HD and UltraCush™ Lite 3D footbeds for heavy impact protection, Duracap-reinforced uppers for durability, and Vans’ original waffle outsoles for the best boardfeel in the business.