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.
Constantly evolving trends are hard to follow especially if you’re not submerged in the culture. We’re here to help, because we once knew what it was like to not know what to wear riding. Hike the ditch, float some style, and rips some laps with out a care in the world by following the simple layout. Read More
The SnowSports Industries of America Tradeshow has been revealing the latest and greatest advancements in winter mountain adventuring for the last 60 years. The Denver Convention Center was filled this past January 30 thru February 2 with exciting new gear. Among the standouts was Black Diamond’s Jetforce Airbag Backpack. As backcountry skiing has become more popular or rather more crowded, Airbag Backpack systems have seen improvements and refinements. The Jetforce is the sleekest and most refined system to date. Black Diamond worked with Pieps and the military to develop a cold weather lithium battery to power the fan used for inflation. Taking a mere 3 seconds to inflate one of the largest (200 liters) and burliest bags on the market, the hard wired battery offers something firing pin systems lack: the ability to deploy the bag with no additional cost. The battery allows up to 4 deployments on a single charge. The adventurer can practice life saving skills as one does with an avalanche beacon or re-inflate the bag in the event of a secondary slide or release of hangfire. At the SIA demo, the rep stated the bag can also stay inflated with up to a 6 inch gash and demonstrated the ease of packing the deflated bag. The backpack is also travel ready; without compressed air or a firing pin there is no need to stow the bag in the ski carrier outside the Helicopter or check it on a commercial airplane. The Black Diamond Jetforce Airbag Backpack was the best new innovation at the Snow Show and is the best system on the market. Read More
The 2015 Dropkick can be seen all over Sochi #whatarethosegreenboots
The thrilla and the killa, the 2015 B&E Pro Model
The man, the myth, the legend…the 2015 Seth Morrison Pro-Model
The ultimate industry trade show, SnowSports Industries of America, revealed all the goods for the 2015 Winter Season. Here is a sneak peak of some all new offerings to the snow gods from Line Skis and Full Tilt Ski Boots. Say goodbye to the Prophet Series but hello to the all new all mountain Supernatural Series. They are stone cold crushers. Eric Pollard refined his Mr. Pollard’s Opus and Sir Francis Bacon and added another to the quiver for next year. The new hyper-color Dropkick can be seen in Sochi. Dollo and BDog are killing them again with the super funky updated B&E Pro Model. Seth Morrison’s Pro Model is stiffer and primed for big, steep, deep powder lines.
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