19th May 2008
These amazing little volcanized, waffle soled beauties sucked the griptape like Monica Lewinski on their debut sesh. They are also seriously comfortable proving these are going to be a massive hit for Vans this summer. Both Independent and Vans are 2 of the most powerful brands to grace skateboarding with Vans launching in 1966 and Indy celebrating 30 Years of making the best trucks in the world this year, so you knew that this collaboration was going to be special and the result is almost perfection.
The Chukka is one of the all time classics from Vans and have been resurrected with a new low cut that feel wonderful on your feet straight out of the box. I skated these all day and ran out out of tricks without heel bruises which isn’t the norm for me personally, but the suede toe and nubuck finish feel tough and Built To Grind. All round props to Vans for making these simply amazing kicks. Go get some today and feel the summer under your feet even if it does rain!