ASB MAGAZINE: Vans have introduced their first-ever 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 groundbreaking 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.
The first drop of Vans Surf Boot and the Surf Trunk will be available at Lucky Surf, Long Jetty, Thomas Surfboards, QLD and OnBoard Industries, Byron Board Mona Vale and Sunburnt Mess, Bondi.
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 boardfeel, 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 (RRP$65) 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 (RRP$80) 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.
Vans Surf complements the booties with the brand-new Vans Surf Trunk. ($99.50) Genre-defying in spirit, this brand-new surf trunk is designed to break boundaries. Shattering the traditional molds of surf apparel design to offer a high-level product of innovation, the Vans Surf Trunk was crafted top to bottom, inside and out, for one purpose only: surfing.
Vans constructed the Surf Trunk as a streamlined design, building the trunk without a traditional front-facing fly or inseam. The progressive side closure system and trunk lock provides a no-fly design. Featuring a premium Dupont Sorona fabrication to provide the perfect balance of stretch and strength, the Vans Surf Trunk enables all-day surf performance through soft, smooth and quick drying fabrics. All seams are sewn for durability and taped internally for comfort. The trunk comes equipped with anti-rash properties, so surfers can ride as smooth as ever.
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®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans®authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans®has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
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