words // Ian Stonebrook
photos // Nick DePaula
As noted, Agenda Long Beach places a focus on skate and surf. Naturally, Vans finds themselves right at home literally and figuratively, showcasing a wide range of Fall 2016 product that plays to the halfpipe and the deck. Continuing to play with their heritage favorites, their ladies lineup was full of highlights.
Hitting retail late last year, the Vans Sk8-Hi Moc is ready for another run. Earth tones and smooth styling highlight this Cali classic with muted branding, making the most of the moccasin movement by way of fringe detailing on the heel. Sorry fellas, these aren’t slated to launch for guys anytime soon but definitely keep your fingers crossed or those toes squeezed.
While canvas has always been the calling card for iconic Vans silos, material swaps have long been commonplace on anything and everything in the Vans catalog. A “Stingray” Pack proves such, redressing the Slip-On, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi in the aggressive but refined finish.
Lastly, the Sk8-Hi continues to benefit from technical advancements by way of cut-out construction. Retaining OG shape and structure, cut-out detailing on the upper across the heel and ankle area add a new dose of decadence to the board favorite.