Manila, Philippines – In celebration of Thrasher Magazine’s indisputable heritage and reputation in skateboarding, Vans commemorates the ubiquitous Thrasher flame logo, originally released in 1981, to present a full line of apparel, accessories and footwear this fall. As the unifying emblem throughout the collection, Thrasher’s signature orange flames are emblazoned across classic Vans staples, to reimagine hoodies, t-shirts, long-sleeves, jackets, and footwear. And 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 four classic Pro Skate footwear models, two Sk8-Hi Pros and two Slip-On Pros. Each footwear silhouette utilizes Vans Pro Skate technology with UltraCush Lite and UltraCush HD sockliners, DURACAP-reinforced underlays, and are grounded by Vans’ superior original waffle gum outsole to provide ultimate boardfeel, maximum support and durability.
The Thrasher apparel assortment includes an array of apparel staples support the collection including a classic M-65 military jacket along with pullover hoodies, t-shirts, caps, and a skate pack to round out the collection.
Referenced by skateboarders as the “bible” of skateboarding, Thrasher Magazine was founded in 1981, promptly becoming the eminent resource for skateboarding articles, profiles, videos and breaking news about skateboarding and its defiant subculture. The monthly magazine was created by skateboarders, for skateboarders and remains paramount to the industry as one of the founding fathers of the sport.
The Vans x Thrasher collection is available for sale worldwide on Saturday, July 29. To learn more about the collection, visit Vans.com/thrasher and experience the subversive world of Thrasher Magazine at ThrasherMagazine.com.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates nearly 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.