Inspired by a unique marriage of skateboarding and street basketball subcultures framed in a contemporary aesthetic, Rokit is an homage to champions born of pavement and blacktop. Although they seem to be two drastically different worlds, many who grew up in the skateboarding culture understand the diversity of individuals involved, the culture being a melting pot of backgrounds brought together by the love of the sport. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that those who step off a deck would then step onto the court, and vice versa.
This season, Rokit joins Vans in a partnership blending style and craft for a collection inspired by global perspective with local roots in mind. Referencing Downtown Los Angeles, the community this brand calls home and its place within the broader scope of the world at large, the Vans X Rokit Old Skool 36 DX WS uses a muted color palette, heavy textures at the sidestripes, and a see-through sidewall print for a modern look that reflects the Rokit lifestyle.
Along with neighborhood messages hidden in plain sight—a welcoming of those who know and an introduction to those who don’t—this iconic low-top shoe stands to fly high while catching the eye of real ones.
• Vans x Rokit Collection
• Vans’ iconic low top, sidestripe shoe
• Deluxe suede uppers with a muted color palette
• Unique textured sidestripes • Ortholite® sockliners
• Cotton laces • Collaboration logo label at tongue
• See-through sidewalls with Rokit branding
• Signature rubber waffle outsoles