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GREG ILLINGWORTH: Bowl Roast in Fresh Vans

Greg Illingworth takes the new Vans Checkerboard Slip-On Pro shoes for a spin in his local bowl, Boyley Park in Hastings.

Classic styling plus the Vans Pro features mean these shoes are ready for some proper sessions.

Filmed and edited by Scott Connor

The Vans Pro line of shoes are extra durable, with thicker rubber where it’s needed and the excellent UltraCush HD insoles. Read more about all that below… It’s a nice upgrade to these already popular shoes – we’ve already been seeing some of these on pedals around and about!

These look rad! The Vans Checkerboard Slip-On Pro is a shoe we can get behind… Combining classic styling with those Vans Pro features we know and love, these are sure to be a hit.

Check out the original promo video with Scotty Cranmer here, and more pictures and info below.

Vans BMX Spotlights the Vans Checkerboard Slip-On Pro

The Vans checkerboard Slip-On Pro has become a go-to style for Vans’ global BMX team rider and fan favourite, Scotty Cranmer, and is one of the most beloved classic Vans silhouettes to date. Featured as part of the Pro Classics collection, the checkerboard Slip-On Pro offers a trifecta of performance technologies providing unrivalled Duracap functionality, UltraCush HD cushioning and Vans’ original waffle outsoles cherished by BMX riders worldwide.




Constructed with reinforced rubber underlays in high-abrasion areas to provide long-lasting, unrivaled durability that’s able to withstand the abuse of the Vans global BMX team.


Vans’ polyurethane-based footbeds keep the foot close to the pedal and provide the highest level of impact cushioning that won’t pack out over time.


Utilizing over 50 years of Vans’ professional vulcanized natural gum rubber compound to deliver ultimate no-slip traction and premium pedal feel.


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