Vans Syndicate 022.133 – Mike Hill of Alien Workshop (Exclusive @Silostore Interview)

OTWS’ connection with the skate, sneaker, and fashion industry we indirectly represent, wouldn’t be possible without a few key figures that we stay in close contact with and embrace, and Brant, owner of Silo skate shop in Nebraska, is hands down our #1 life line.  Being a fellow Vans Syndicate fanatic and an early adopter of their lifestyle, we naturally crossed paths early on, and have a great customer relationship with each other.  This same crossing of paths happened for him and Mike Hill, the Creative Director / Lead Designer of Alien Workshop, many moons ago, when a young Brant was just starting out, running his skateshop in his adolescence years.  They share a common background, coming from the rural mid-west, and representing the core skater to the fullest.  Brant waxes nostalgia about his style and progression for skateboarding maturing over time, and sharing his experiences with touring and demoing with AWS, and later on collaborating on many projects with them.  Then, we get into the meat and potatoes of the article…the shoes!  The upcoming Authentic Pro “S”, and Sk8-Hi Boot “S” are going to be a serious contender for “Vans of the year”, and we get a first look into the upcoming releases.  Sit back, grab a cold one, and enjoy this superbly written article, by our friend Brant over on the Silo Feature.

OVERVIEW:

PROJECT: 022.133 / MIKE HILL

STYLE: SK8-HI BOOT “S”
COLOR: MIKE HILL / DARK GREEN / VANILLA
MTL #: VN-0SDU80P

RETAIL: $ 90.00

STYLE: AUTHENTIC PRO “S”
COLOR: MIKE HILL / MINT / VANILLA
MTL #: VN-0OZR8ON

RETAIL: $ 75.00

  • Summer, Canvas Authentic (all canvas lined)
  • Winter, leather SK8-HI boot (all pig skin leather lined)
  • Images of old paper machie board graphic footbeds and lining art
  • Vans original waffle gum tread

RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2013

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