Hailing from Jupiter, Florida, Zion Wright teams up with Vans to unveil the all-new Vans Zahba. The performance-driven silhouette was inspired by Zion Wright and features ImpactWaffle tech and sustainable materials. The collaborative release is celebrated with a new short film, “We’re From Here.”
Known for his an all-terrain, well-rounded skater, Zion makes the most unthinkable tricks look easy with his fearless approach. It’s this essence that comes through in his latest Vans Skateboarding short film project, bringing into focus the impact that he’s had on skateboarding and the future progression of the sport.
Using Zion’s versatility as inspiration, the Vans Zahba is built with ImpactWaffle technology, which combines Vans VR3 dual-density impact cushioning and SickStick rubber to provide the perfect amount of impact protection, as well as boardfeel.
The Vans Zahba keeps Vans’ VR3 reputation intact as the sneaker follows strict material guidelines that prioritize the usage of responsibly sourced renewable to create a combination regenerative textile. The Vans Zahba is comprised of recycled materials making up at least 30% of the product.
The sneaker launches alongside a corresponding apparel collection that pulls inspiration from Zion’s hometown, Jupiter, Florida. Vans blended muted earth tones with a space beach theme featuring the iconic lighthouse Jupiter.
These Jupiter-inspired elements carry over to the sneaker as the outsole features a space-dust speckle treatment and is finished with a deco stitch of his hometown area code on the heel pull alongside an embroidered planet Jupiter.
The Vans Zahba by Zion Wright will be available globally on March 16, 2023. To purchase, visit select Vans retail locations and Vans.com. Additionally, Vans will be hosting a launch party for the sneaker at Skate Space 198 on March 16th. To RSVP, sign up HERE.
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