words // Zack Schlemmer
Vans Syndicate honors skateboarding legend Wade Speyer with a special collection containing the Sk8-Hi '91 Pro "S" and Sk8-Lo "S" done up in colorways designed by Speyer, himself.
Both shoes are constructed with premium suede and canvas uppers in black with contrasting white stitching. Each model also features "Speyer" branding on the tongue and plaid lining, modeled after Speyer's usual garment of choice, a flannel shirt.
Equally at home skating transitions as he was out in the streets, Wade’s path of destruction led to the first documented trick on S.F.’s infamous Hubba Hideout (R.I.P.)and multiple covers of Thrasher magazine, seemingly every other month, until it all ended abruptly, and too soon for those of us here at Syndicate, when Wade chose to walk and not fade away.