Vans Steps In To Surf Boots

by The Editors on April 10, 2019

These new Vans surf boots take some style nods from the classic Vans Old Skools and put them out on the water. Good idea they waited until after April Fools Day to kick this off, right?

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.

They even threw in a pair of fly-less surf trunks to boot. The booties and trunks drop on Saturday, April 13, 2019. For all the official details and a closer look at the boots (don’t call them booties), please follow the jump.

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (April 10, 2019) – 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 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.

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 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.

Vans Surf complements the booties with the brand-new Vans Surf Trunk. 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 will release the Surf Boot and the Surf Trunk at select accounts worldwide on April 13, 2019. Visit Vans.com/surf to find a dealer near you.

 

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