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Sneakers June, 8 2009

Vans Syndicate x Jason Jessee Fall 2009 Sk8 Hi Pack

Regarded as one of the legends of modern skateboarding, Jason Jessee is gifted with the rare combination of natural talent and a memorable, unique style. While his impact on California subculture extends beyond skating into the world of custom-built choppers, Jason has kept a constant connection to his first love through his skateboard company Driven.

This project showcases Jason’s creative talent and rich history as a skateboarder while also serving to update his first Syndicate project. Constructed from softer, pliable, oiled full grain leather that yields a perfect balance between durability and comfort, the shoes define versatility, bridging the gap between skate functionality and the rugged demands of riding motorcycles. Taking the original Sk8-Hi, the classic hi-top model was enhanced with an aggressive heel notch designed to provide more comfort and ankle mobility when riding choppers. Other key features include the internal linings of the shoes which have been upgraded to use OutLast, a technical temperature regulating material that cools your foot when it’s hot and warms your foot when it’s cold. Vans Syndicate is the first to introduce this thermo-adaptive utility material into the skate market. Impeccable detailing including heavy gauge stitching, workboot hardware and customized labels and embossing that were designed with Jason, personalize the product and provide maximum functional benefits.

A very solid collaborative project, just like we are used to see from Vans Syndicate. Look out for these to hit stores soon! These might also go well with the recent Neighborhood x Jason Jessee Collection that we reported about.

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