This season, Vans is celebrating the iconic heritage and success of Thrasher Magazine. The USA-based label designed a full collection of clothes, accessories and sneakers with the infamous 1981 Thrasher logo. You know, the thing with the flames. But the collection isn’t just celebrating the magazine and its heritage.
As a special tribute to Vans legend John Cardiel’s 1992 “Skater of the Year” recognition, Vans has embellished the iconic cover on premium apparel long sleeve tees.
Vans’ wide-ranging Thrasher collection features five classic Pro Skate footwear models that include the all-new UltraRange Pro introduced earlier this season, two Sk8-Hi Pros and two Slip-On Pros.
There’s also a sweater, a long sleeve shirt and new kind of trousers. The trousers are special because they have a very low cut and a practical coating.
Referenced by skateboarders as the “bible” of skateboarding, Thrasher Magazine was founded in 1981, quickly becoming the eminent resource for skateboarding. It features articles, profiles, videos and breaking news about skateboarding and its interesting subculture. The monthly magazine was created by skateboarders, for skateboarders and remains paramount to the industry as one of the founding fathers of skateboarding. The magazine’s sweaters are super popular and were copied by chainstores like Zara last season.
The collection is now available worldwide in stores and online. Discover more below.
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