Vans Syndicate 026.161 x Eric Dressen – Old Skool 026 “S” & Sk8-Hi 026 “S” (@silostore)


Words and pics via Silo (with permission, of course!):

“No pro in the history of skateboarding ever made a successful transition from the ‘70s skinny board era through the ‘80s vert era to eventually become a pioneer in the modern era of street skateboarding. None, zero, zilch, nada. None, that is, except for Eric Dressen, OG Venice and Santa Cruz legend. Eric has witnessed firsthand the rise and fall of skateboarding three times over, and has come out a better man for it. These days, Eric still skates for Santa Cruz and has expanded his artistic output to include tattooing full time at Will Rise in Los Angeles. Eric truly is one-of-a-kind, and as such it’s our honor to collaborate with Eric on this exclusive Syndicate pack.

The Vans Syndicate Dressen Pack includes an Old Skool in Army / Water Resistant Canvas, a Sk8-Hi in Black / Water Resistant Canvas along with a Syndicate Crew Sock and Dressen Pocket Tee.”


I think this release is one of the dopest of the year for Syndicate.  The earth-tone colors, matched with a unique foxing band, and classic white vulc sole, makes these an easy addition to your current lineup.  Eric Dressen is 2 for 2 so far, in my opinion, when it comes to his collabs with Vans Syndicate.  You may recall his perfectly executed wool Half Cabs he did about 5 years ago.  Stunning.  These have a more utilitarian, rugged aesthetic, with military influence, and I am definitely not mad at that.  I love me some olive drab Vans, and I say keep ’em coming!

Look for these to officially drop this weekend, Aug. 9th.  Vans Syndicate needs to chill out for a bit.  These releases are coming way too close to one another, and the prices aren’t getting any cheaper!  Please!


more pics after the jump


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