Vans X No Comply
September 22, 2020

Vans X Quasi

Gilbert Crockett and Quasi’s Chad Bowers Inject Vintage, Military Vibes Into New Crockett High Pro

Quasi Skateboards represents a conscious dissent from the skate industry status quo. A group of skaters—led by founder Chad Bowers who took several pros, including Vans’ Gilbert Crockett, under his wing— united through a shared bond and an uncompromising creative vision.

The Vans x Quasi collection will be available at select Vans Pro Skate Shops worldwide September 24th.

Vans Presents: Quasi Skateboards | Skate | VANS

Chad Bowers has a natural compulsion to do his own thing. He knows what he likes, what he wants to create, and is agnostic to any one style, look or prescriptive when it comes to his work on his brand, Quasi. Vans goes inside the brand's creative process in this short film, highlighting why Quasi continues to build a cult following, supported by a roster of heavy-hitting pros. Directed by Patrick O’Dell For more on Quasi’s Vans collection visit https://www.vans.com/SKATE Music Credits: Jeff Fribourg "Numb.er Opposition Affect" SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY About Vans Skate: Videos from the Vans Skate Team. Skate Team Members: Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Chima Ferguson, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Kyle Walker, Andrew Allen, Chris PFanner, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Lizzie Armanto, Rowan Zorilla, Ronnie Sandoval, Chris Russell, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso (R.I.P.), John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, Tony Alva Discover more Vans Skate Content: http://bit.ly/1NnIqeo Connect with Vans Skate: http://bit.ly/2ciueLk Tumblr: http://bit.ly/2bSRbVO Instagram: http://bit.ly/2cukY92 Twitter: http://bit.ly/2c6AsxZ Connect with Vans: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. Vans Presents: Quasi Skateboards | Skate | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66

 

That vision, captured in a short film on the brand, has led Quasi to recognition for its meticulous commitment to quality and out-of-the-ordinary graphics. It’s also what makes them a perfect fit for a new Vans collaboration launching September 24 at select skate shops, and featuring two fresh colorways of the Crockett High Pro and a vintage utilitarian tote. One of the most detail-oriented skaters ever, Gilbert is known for his painstaking approach — not just in his skating, but also in the design process of his pro shoe and apparel. The new Vans x Quasi collection represents that ethos.

The Crockett High Pro elevates Gilbert’s classic pro model, transforming it into a high-top for enhanced performance, with early 20th century basketball and military boot inspired lines. The two new Quasi colorways – true white/surf the web and black/blue — give a nod to Crockett’s love for thrifting, art, and vintage style. Reinforcing a retro athletic look, the puffy mesh and true-blue hits of the true white/surf the web colorway illustrates a ‘70s sporty materialization. The Crocket High Pro in black/blue references military origins as well as vintage Vans high-tops for a more traditional materialization.

 

 

Both colorways boast Vans Pro Skate technical features, including DURACAP-reinforced suede and canvas uppers, UltraCush HD sockliner for high-level impact cushioning, and Wafflecup construction for cupsole support without sacrificing the grip and boardfeel of a traditional vulcanized shoe.

Supporting the Crockett High Pro is a vintage-inspired, oversized utilitarian tote bag crafted from durable 14 oz canvas and finished with thoughtful stitching and Quasi jacquard webbing handles. The all-black bag also features a snap-closure exterior pocket.

Gilbert Crockett has endeared himself to skateboarding by defining quality and detail.  His adaptive nature is the cornerstone of his skating and evolution, and his aesthetic and approach to tricks are woven together with earnest relatability. His interest in design and construction have bled into his signature shoe designs as well as his store, Cee Blues, which features antiques and vintage clothing. Raw yet refined, Gilbert’s impressive list of weighty video parts combined with his humble approach to skating solidify his influence on skateboarding, past and future.

The Vans x Quasi collection will be available at select Vans Pro Skate Shops worldwide September 24th.

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