Native non-profit organization Nibwaakaawin, the organizer behind the All Nations Skate Project, which is an outreach program centralized around skateboarding, has collaborated with Vans, on these exclusive shoes, to help with their fundraising efforts. They chose to work with the Sk8-Hi, Slip-On, and Chukka Low, in either a red, or turquoise colorway, with each pair being constructed with a matching red or turquoise Pendleton brand Native American print. There was also a tee made, but those aren’t available for purchase anymore. The shoes premiered EXCLUSIVELY at the annual All Nations Skate Jam earlier this year, and sold out almost instantly. They had a few more produced over the summer, for another one of their events, and they are now offering their remaining pairs up for sale, via email at email@example.com, or phone order at Red Paint Printing (517) 265-2031. Mention that you heard about these from Bill Cruz, and tell them I said sorry, because I found out this info from my friend’s Twitter, and they might be inundated with phone calls after this! Just an FYI, the Sk8-hi’s are almost all gone. I only was able to purchase the Chukka. The rest of the story on these beauties, can be seen on the ANSJ blog.
info via All Nations Skate Jam