The UltraCush™ footbed keeps the foot close to the board while providing the highest level of impact cushioning, and the original waffle outsole allows for a firmer grip.
Pro Skate Performance
Vans' polyurethane-based ULTRACUSH™ HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board, yet won't pack out over time—providing our highest level of IMPACT cushioning.
"TNT is what all these young kids aspire to be like. They want the tech street skating and they want to kill a bowl or a park. I feel like the skating kids want to achieve is what Tony has always done, forever."
- Dustin Dollin
There's nobody more exciting to watch just cruising a park and its been that way since he first appeared in old 411 VHS tapes in the 1990s, flying around the Santa Rosa skate park. Since then, TNT has been around the world a hundred times over, drank your beer, kissed your girlfriend, won Thrasher Magazine's coveted lucky 13th Skater of the Year award, had multiple Vans Signature pro models, made a baby boy named Waylon -- with another on the way — and married his drummer, Trixie Con Leche. He's also made a time capsule-worthy video part for Transworld's "In Bloom," been the Beauty and the Beast tour's two-time MVP, has been on more covers than we can count and has generally caused havoc wherever he roams. When all is said and done, Tony is going to be remembered as a guy that did it his way.
Interview with Chris Nieratko
WHAT'S THE BEST TRIP YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON?
Cuba, ‘cause it sucked.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Me ‘cause I rule the school. Old school, bruh.
WHAT TRICK CAN'T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Stale tuna to my own reach around…is that weird?
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Playin' sweet, sweet music with my ol' lady!
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Pure Cop. Chicago police bustin' crackheads, arsonists, prostitutes and suicide bombers. It seemed like a good read.