Two respected leaders in skateboarding, Vans and Independent Truck Co., join forces for the latest installment of their collaboration series. The new Vans x Independent collection brings to life an extensive footwear and apparel collection that combines Vans’ emblematic checkerboard motif with Independent’s distinguished cross logo. In celebration of Independent’s 40th anniversary, the collection is bigger and better, epitomizing skate apparel staples, classic footwear styles, and an unbreakable skate partnership for the ages.
Unified by meticulous details that celebrate Independent’s historic reputation in skateboarding, the Vans x Independent collection includes footwear classics such as the Sk8-Hi Pro and Slip-On Pro, along with a customized rendition of Tony Trujillo’s signature shoe, the TNT Advanced Prototype. Each footwear style embodies the look and feel of a classic Independent truck, with metallic silver foxing stripes and rubber outsoles that exactly match the signature translucent and glossy orange hue that is unique to Indy bushings. The footwear offering blends functionality with style, providing fans of the partnership a full skate performance feature set. Each Vans x Independent footwear style employs Vans’ proven technology, offering durability and support through the integration of UltraCush™ HD and UltraCush™ Lite 3D footbeds for heavy impact protection, Duracap-reinforced uppers for durability, and Vans’ original waffle outsoles for the best boardfeel in the business.
The Vans and Independent apparel collection is the largest assortment yet. With nearly 20 apparel pieces in tow, the Vans and Independent capsule blends skate staples with retro styles and vintage graphics to preserve a timeless aesthetic. Featuring an updated take on the Vans Versa hoodie and Authentic Chino pant, in addition to signature woven flannels, T-shirts, coveralls, socks, and trucker hats, the Vans Independent apparel capsule represents the classic skate uniform, complimented by custom Vans and Independent logo graphics to tie it all together. With a legacy growing since 1978, Independent remains one of the largest and most trusted skate truck companies in the world. Vans and Independent have supported a strong lineage of talent, sharing a roster of 19 professional skateboarders on the Vans global skate team.