Vans teams up with skate team rider Gilbert Crockett on a new colorway for the Crockett Hi and a well-curated apparel pack that pays tribute to his raw-yet-refined style.
Defined by quality and detail both on and off the board, Gilbert’s mark on skateboarding has been shaped by his adaptive nature, which shines through in everything he does. Equally, his interest in design and construction is a catalyst in creating his Vans signature shoe and apparel designs. With a keen eye to form and function, as well as an appreciation for retro influences, Gilbert partnered with Vans on this season’s Crockett Hi in a neutral bungee cord/black colorway.
A perfect embodiment of Gilbert’s go-to aesthetic, the Crockett Hi elevates his classic pro model shoe with a retro military-inspired silhouette. The Crocket Hi features DURACAP reinforcement in high-wear areas to prolong the life of the shoe and a PopCush™ drop-in sockliner for impact protection and energy return. A Wafflecup™ outsole seals the deal with the best combination of vulcanized flick and boardfeel in the forefoot, support in the midfoot and heel, and rugged durability. Gilbert’s custom finishes can be seen on the sockliner, featuring his dragon artwork, along with a diamond-shaped Vans x Gilbert Crockett woven tongue label.
Gilbert’s love for vintage, well-worn quality pieces was the inspiration behind an apparel pack that has been designed to perform and last. The Drill Chore coat features Gilbert’s custom embroidered dragon art, which is also highlighted on the Crockett Hi. Everyday basics like the Authentic Chino Loose pant, a chambray woven button up, pullover hoodie, long sleeve and striped T-shirt round out the collection, along with a tote bag featuring interior and exterior slip-in pockets. A custom, diamond-shaped Vans x Gilbert Crockett patch appears across the apparel collection.
A part of the Vans family since 2009, Gilbert Crockett balances his modest Southern roots with a strong drive for progression, turning out must-watch clips that weave together his earnestly relatable approach and style. Gilbert’s impressive string of parts include a weighty section in Propeller (2015), the Thrasher Magazine hosted “Gospel” part, Bust Crew footage, Quasi’s full-length Mother (2018), and most recently Vans’ Alright, OK (2020), prove that he's all-in and able to make any spot look unique. His latest collection from Vans reinforces his continued dedication to skating and design that’s rooted in heritage, history, and progression.
Vans’ Crockett Hi and Gilbert Crockett collection are available now at Vans retail locations and Vans.ca/Skate.