2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Vans Syndicate collection – celebrating a decade of Vans Syndicate would not be complete without a proper tribute to New York skateboarding icon Andy Kessler. This October, 3rd Vans releases the Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” inspired by the east coast skateboarding legend. Touted as one of the original pioneers of New York skateboarding in the 1970s and 1980s, Kessler is remembered for his dedicated community work in building public skateparks, inspiring locals and skateboarders from all walks of life to be a part of the emerging New York skate scene.
The Andy Kessler Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” comes in premium leather and nubuck topped with the bright blue shoelaces he personalized all his Sk8-His with. The upper construction features Outlast temperature management linings and perforated nubuck panels for maximum protection and ventilation. The custom heel scab references old NYC subway tokens of Andy’s childhood.
The Vans Syndicate x Andy Kessler anniversary project launches worldwide in-store on Saturday, October 3rd exclusively at participating Vans Syndicate authorized dealers. Visit Vans.com for the complete list of dealers and take a look at this beauty: