Skateboarding Product Reviews

Vans – Jeff Grosso Old Skool

Californian legend Jeff Grosso whose status accelerated within skateboarding during the 80’s with Santa Cruz Skateboards has joined forces with Vans to make a bespoke shoe that simply rocks.

We were sent a pair of these Old Skool Lows this week. They skate straight out of the box and come with classic Jim Phillips Grosso artwork etched on the side in black and also a full colour Devil Bat deck graphic on the insole.

You should know by know that the Old Skool Low has become a legend in it’s own right but this version comes with improvements such as “lace saver” eyerow construction, notched heel in Sk8 Hi version, dura-cap toe and ollie areas, and full-length polyurethane foam footbeds.

I was very lucky to be able to shred with this guy in 1996 at the Basic Pool in California and a dog managed to bite his arse whilst he was performing one of his trademark 16ft rock and roll slides! Safe to say he rode out of it with a smile on his face and grabbed a glass of beer from one of the wall kegs! Grosso is one of the best skaters to ever grace this earth and this pays homage to the service he has given to World Skateboarding. Now go pay him back and pick these up from your local SOS!


Emilio Gonzales

Grosso interview and footage here: