Ben Kadow's on-board style is hard to define. It's classic - rooted in decades of New York skate legends before him — but also contemporary, pushing the boundaries of street skating with a fearless, stick-or-slam mentality that produces epic tricks and gnarly crashes.He’s been a Vans Skate team member since 2018, is part of Hockey Skateboards and had a star turn in Supreme’s Blessedfilm. All this unique style and experience is incorporated on Kadow’s new Vans shoe.
Vans Skate Classics by Ben Kadow Sk8-Hi is centered around an olive nylon quarter panel and collar that’s covered from top to bottom by an expansive black spider web graphic. Its forefoot, toebox, eyestays and heel are dressed in supple-yet-sturdy black suede, while black and olive meet on the rope laces. Branding is handled by a black Jazz Stripe and an olive-splashed tongue badge. Further special graphics also appear on the insoles, thanks to a shatter print and Kadow’s stylized signature. High-gloss black midsoles and vulcanized gum rubber outsoles round off the look.
INCREASED DURABILITY - DURACAP™ reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection.
FULLY REDESIGNED UPPERS - Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control.