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Skate Authentic Wear Test

Built specifically for skateboarding , The Vans Skate Authentic is all style on the outside & extra tough on the inside. 

To confirm this it only made sense to get everyone together and really put The Skate Authentic to the test.  So on March 5th Vans Australia team riders, friends & local skate stores got together at Curbside Clubhouse for an epic Friday night full of non-stop skating, pizza and beer thanks to Young Henry’s. 

Tama Ramps built a new street inspired obstacle with a classic Melbourne street hydrant and interchangeable pole jams, along with a mini ramp which kept the session flowing all night.

Jon Fitzgerald (@pxxn) and Tony Woodward (@gooch_street) were there filming all the action, while Wade McLaughlin (@wade_mclaughlin) shot all the pics.


Skate Classics lead with fully revised uppers that incorporate reimagined patterns and an all-new last for better heel fit. A molded heel counter and locked-in tongue straps with premium heel hold keep feet locked in for better control. The DURACAP underlay takes on a new shape, adding flexibility and removing excess bulk to eliminate hot spots, resulting in an essential fit for maximum durability where skaters need it most. Two-part foxing featuring a heavier knurl texture on toe bumpers, as well as Sick Stick, a new proprietary gum rubber compound, increases the durability and longevity of the shoe. In addition, Vans best-in-class PopCush energy-return footbeds snap back and won’t pack out, keeping legs feeling fresh to skate longer.

An always-stylish classic white/blue colourway prevails across the Skate Authentic, Skate Slip-On, Skate Sk8-Hi, Skate Old Skool, and Skate Era, while a new sidewall finish, Checkerboard flag, and “Skateboarding” branding subtly enhance these timeless styles.

Posted on 31/03/2021
Vans Australia
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