The classic checkerboard patter may catch your eye at first, but the simplistic design, practical comfort, and lightweight appeal of the Vans Slip Ons will grab ahold of your heart. These may look like a classic, but they’re not – they’ve been updated with 21st century technology.
Elastic mid-step bands allow for easy entry and exit and a subtle amount of padding line the perimeter of the foot opening. Do they fit snug for their size? Yes, and for good reason, the canvas weave upper will stretch slight throughout it’s lifetime causing for a perfect worn-in fit.
For a low profile shoe the Vans Slip Ons have an unreal amount of cushioning. The insole and outsole are made of a lightweight proprietary foam Vans calls Ultra Cush Lite. Ultra Cush Lite provides great shock absorption and virtually zero break-in time. Out of the box the Vans Slip Ons automatically feel like heaven on earth.
With a skate and beach vibe the Vans Slip Ons stick to grip and leave waffle sole tread patterns in the sand. The slight off-white/ eggshell color tips the hat to the days of yesteryear. Stride with confidence every time you wear the Vans Slip Ons by dressing them up or down and know you’re a step ahead of everyone else.
Sam Reynolds, Matt MacDuff, Danny Pace, and Andreu Lacondeguy crank into darkness down the steepest and longest drop-in that you’ve ever seen. With high speed berms, triple lines, and a massive step-up Pure Darkness 3 rips from beginning to end.
With massive risk comes massive reward. The reward feels great, but falling into risk hurts. Protect yourself from risk like the crew and get yourself a full face Bell Super 2R Mips Helmet. It’s nice having teeth left after a face slam.
Costa Rica has seen a lot of things, except for someone backflipping a set of stairs with a bike. Actually, no one has ever seen someone do that. Hats off to Kenneth Tencio for doing what’s never been done before on a BMX Bike.