Vans’ Syndicate projects are limited runs available exclusively at specialty independent skateboard shops that aim to progress skate culture by embracing the diverse history of ideas, attitudes and influences that make up our unique lifestyle. Since 2005, Vans designers and our collaborators have celebrated skate’s bold legacy of innovation through rebellious expression.
For Spring 2012, Syndicate presents a project from old pals Anthony Van Engelen and Jason Dill. Teaming up on a three-style pack, the Alien Workshop-bred pros chose to update two classic Vans silhouettes, the Authentic Pro “S” and the Old Skool ’92 Pro “S”, as well as one of Anthony’s all-time favorites, the AV Sk8-Low “S”.
Each style boasts cream of the crop leathers including thick gauge dress shoe leather uppers and pigskin linings. The Authentic Pro “S” blends in faux snakeskin, while the Old Skool ’92 Pro “S” sports a faux cheetah fur upper. The AV Sk8-Low “S” plays it straight with the sleek black leather upper, but with the faux snakeskin and cheetah fur lining the inside.
All three pairs come complete with a crystal rubber outsole tread and project specific Syndicate trim and packaging. Also look for a cool scorpion design on the footbed of the shoes, representing the Scorpio symbol, AVE and Dill’s sign.