VANS X FROG SKATEBOARDS
Both brands’ creative spirits meld, with help from Brighton Zeuner and Nick Michel
Vans x Frog will be available at select skate shops on February 18, 2021
Vans is teaming up with fun-loving, tongue-in-cheek Frog Skateboards on a new collection that delivers a fresh dose of upbeat optimism, quirky graphics, and a pop of color for which Frog has become known.
Founded in 2015 by two friends, Frog is less of a brand than it is a group of likeminded people who’ve come together through skateboarding. New York City transplants Chris Millic and Jesse Alba place Frog’s focus on fun and inclusivity, with graphics that serve as exercises in self-expression above all else—principles that comes through loud and clear in Vans’ latest short video about the brand and rising talent Nick Michel.
Sharing the same creative spirit with Vans, Frog Skateboards joins forces with the original action sports footwear and apparel brand on a first-of-its-kind collection that includes both men’s and women’s pieces. The offering is led by the Skate Old Skool, which is marked by a silicone charm Sidestripe that pops against an otherwise all-black upper. Playful elements emerge across the offering, including a multi-colored charm Checkerboard pattern and complementary foxing stripe on the Classic Slip-on.
For men’s apparel, the charm Checkerboard inspiration carries over into a classic short sleeve woven shirt. Frog extends its fun-loving aesthetic to the Versa Standard PO, a black water-resistant hoodie with a Frog Skateboards line drawing on the front, and colorful charms on the back. A white long sleeve tee features a Frog skateboards doodle graphic.
Leading the pack for women’s apparel is a heavy cotton jersey baby tee with colorful all-over Checkerboard print, a contrast neck, and logo screen print at the chest. A twill baseball cap tops it off with contrast stitching, an embroidered Vans logo on the front, and novelty frog and heart silicone patches that tie back to the Skate Old Skool.
Through a unique approach to skateboarding, Frog has earned its place as the torchbearer of fun within the evolving world of skateboarding. Garnering collaborations with brands like Noah NY, Frog has come into its own with Lo-Fi videos that include the likes of Brighton Zeuner and Nick Michel.
The Vans x Frog collection will be available February 18, 2021, at select skate retailers.
FIND A SKATE SHOP:
Slam City Skates The Old Truman Brewery, 10 Dray Walk, London, UK www.slamcity.com
Welcome 22 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6LQ, UK www.welcomeleeds.com
Native Skate Store 0 Low Friar St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5UE, UK www.nativeskatestore.co.uk
Black Sheep 36 Dale St, Manchester M1 2HN, UK www.blacksheepstore.co.uk
Forty Two 19 Victoria St, Nottingham, UK www.fortytwoshop.co.uk
Civilist Brunnenstraße 13, 10119 Berlin, Deutschland www.civilistberlin.com
SHRN Klenzestraße 16, 80469 München, Deutschland www.soohotrightnow.com
Lobby Skateshop Markstrasse 28, 20357 Hamburg, Deutschland www.lobby-skateshop.de
Arrow & Beast Tübinger Str. 12-16, 70173 Stuttgart, Deutschland www.arrowandbeast.com
Riot Skateshop 81 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux, France www.riotskateshop.fr
Wall Street Skateshop 7 rue de la platière, 69002 Lyon, France www.wallstreetskateshop.fr
Okla 4 Rue des Puits Clos, 31000 Toulouse, France www.okla-shop.co
Sevenply Binnenwegplein 20-C, 3012 KA Rotterdam, Netherlands www.sevenply.nl
Rufus Milano Via Rosolino Pilo 14, 20129 Milano, Italy www.rufusmilano.com
Welcome Skateboarding Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 16 Madrid, Spain www.welcomesk8.com
Amigos Skateshop Carrer del Dr. Dou 16, 08001 Barcelona, Spain www.amigoskateshop.com
Rufus Macba Carrer de Ferlandina 31, 08001 Barcelona, Spain www.rufusmacba.com
BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG
Olliewood 11 Rue du Fossé, 1536 Luxembourg www.olliewood.lu
Lockwood Lange Klarenstraat 29, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium www.lockwood-avenue.com
Twits Parijsstraat 52, 3000 Leuven, Belgium www.twits.be
Curb Skateshop Nederkouter 51, 9000 Gent, Belgium www.curbskateshop.be
Street Machine Kronprinsensgade 3, 1114 København, Denmark www.streetmachine.com
Wallstreet Klosterplads 9, 5700 Svendborg, Denmark www.wallst.d
Miniramp Skateshop Długa 9, 61-850 Poznań, Poland www.miniramp.
Streetlab Regementsgatan 12, 211 42 Malmö, Sweden www.streetlab.nu
242 Shop - Lausanne & Genève Lausanne: Avenue de beaulie 15, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland Genève: Rue du Vieux-Billard 4,1205 Genève, Switzerland www.242shop.ch
Stil-Laden Lindengasse 46-51, 1070 Wien, Österreich www.stil-laden.com