All New Skate Classics: Built Extra Tough on the Inside For Skateboarding Vans’ newest family member and Thrasher Magazine’s 1998 Skater of the Year, Andrew Reynolds is one of the most influential legends in skateboard history. A household name across the globe, Reynolds is the founder of Baker Skateboards, which has epitomized one of the most recognizable styles in skateboarding. Known as “The Boss,” he continues to foster the next generation of skateboarders, and this season, he’s endorsed the new Skate Classics collection with a few signature colorways of his own. Completely redesigned for modern skateboarding, the all-new Reynolds Skate Sk8-Hi delivers more of what skateboarders need to enable maximum progression. The repositioned DURACAP™ reinforced underlays and fully redesigned uppers, combined with a new two-part foxing tape that features a deeper knurl pattern on the toe, make the new Reynolds Skate Sk8-Hi durable enough to withstand daily skateboarding abuse. For more board control, the new molded heel counter and internal tongue straps lock in your feet. Even the gum rubber sole that made Vans famous has been elevated with the SICKSTICK™ rubber compound to deliver more grip and boardfeel. Plus, POPCUSH™ energy return sockliners provide superior cushioning and impact protection while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions. Internal heel stiffeners have also been added to provide more support and stability. The new Reynolds Skate Sk8-Hi’s updated foxing tape, along with a mix of sturdy suede, denim, and heavy canvas uppers inspired by classic 90s skateboarding, gives you the iconic look you want while bringing all the performance benefits skateboarders demand. The new checkerboard flag on the side guarantees that you’re getting the best in style and modern skateboarding performance, and Andrew also had the idea to flip the tongue label and highlight the underlying message of Skate Classics: Vans—World’s #1 Skateboarding Shoe. • INCREASED DURABILITY - DURACAP™ reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection. • FULLY REDESIGNED UPPERS - Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control. • LEGENDARY GRIP - Our new, proprietary SickStick™ gum rubber compound is our stickiest rubber yet. • POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our best cushioning and impact protection. POPCUSH™ energy return footbeds help protect your feet while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions.