via Vans Canada:
Montreal, QC (April 2, 2019) – The latest collection from Vans’ global skate team rider Lizzie Armanto has finally sprung. With the super bloom season exploding with eye-catching and colorful flowers, it’s only natural for Lizzie’s new collection to blossom in a beautiful lavender pack featuring the Vans Slip-On Pro, Sk8-Hi Pro and matching apparel to complement. Lizzie’s vibrant aesthetic and love for skateboarding has inspired a collection made for women to feel comfortable and boldly push forward.
Featured in premium canvas and suede uppers, Lizzie Amanto’s endorsed colorway of the Vans Slip-On Pro and Sk8-Hi Pro are enhanced with innovative performance features that include supportive UltraCush HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and Duracap-reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit. Fabricated with an added rubber ollie pad for increased protection, Lizzie’s endorsed colorways also reveal reflective checkerboard detailing on the foxing stripe that binds the shoe together.
While traveling in Asia, Lizzie became enamored with the traditional Japanese “Maneki-neko” cat that symbolizes good luck and knew it had to be incorporated in this collection. Both the Vans Slip-On Pro and Vans Sk8-Hi Pro have good fortune detailed in the sole and Lizzie’s own personal initials embroidered onto the heel counter. The Sk8-Hi Pro continues to bring her aesthetic to life with the top eyelet shaped as a flower, custom made for Lizzie.
Designed with movement in mind, Lizzie’s apparel collection is both stylish and functional. The Lizzie Body Suit provides a breathable cotton elastane material covered with an all-over checkered print that stays tucked in for optimal skate activity. The Lizzie Raglan Hoodie is the perfect pullover for warming up before a skate session. With a relaxed fit that keeps comfy looking fresh, the striking lavender-toned colorway and Lizzie’s embroidered signature makes this an essential to the outfit. Finally, the Lizzie Skate Pack keeps all the travel essentials tucked away in a backpack perfect for traveling with two main compartments ideal for tech storage, skate gear and other knick knacks.
Part of the Vans global family since 2014, Lizzie Armanto has paved her own path, boasting several contest wins and acclaimed video parts along the way. Staying true to the Vans DNA, Armanto has emerged as an icon of originality and an inspiration to aspiring skaters across the globe. When she’s not traveling or at her local skatepark, Lizzie continues to make her mark in skateboarding history by becoming the first woman to complete the infamous Tony Hawk loop in late 2018. Vans’ collaboration with Lizzie aligns with the brand’s commitment to enable and empower women skateboarders around the world.
The Vans x Lizzie Armanto Collection is available online and in-stores now. To learn more about Vans Skate and to find an authorized dealer near you, visit Vans.com/skate.