With a unique combination of grit, attention to detail, and a raw, no-frills approach, Hockey brings a necessary rebellious edge to modern skateboard culture. This attitude and ethos are reflected in everything from the brand’s bold, high-saturation designs to its heavy hitting skate clips, and, of course, its sneaker collaborations. Since first working together in 2018, Vans Skateboarding and Hockey have established a singular aesthetic of their own across their range of collaborative footwear, and now they’re continuing that relationship with a trio of releases: fresh iterations of the Skate Old Skool, Skate Slip-On,and Skate Authentic Hi, as well as a Vans Skateboarding x Hockey Slam skate session in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park on September 15, 2023, featuring custom obstacles that tie back to the collection’s design inspiration.
The Skate Old Skool and Skate Slip-On fall on two different ends of the color spectrum, with the former boasting a black and gum color scheme while the latter opts for a mixture of white and black. Though this duo may present vastly different palettes, their aesthetic is unified by snakeskin embellishments and bold red block letter Hockey hits. Meanwhile, the Skate Authentic Hi returns in a brown canvas colorway. An Authentic lengthened into a unique high-top, Andrew Allen’s familiar sneaker boasts a Hockey hit on its collar and comes in a custom box (like the others) that nods to his beloved dog Ronnie, as well as a new snakeskin-printed liner.
*All shoe sizes listed in unisex/mens sizing.