Each silhouette is also packed to the brim with performance tech. High-level BMX requires pedal feel, support and impact protection, so both Vans x CULT sneakers feature sturdy suede and canvas uppers reinforced with DURACAP underlays plus responsive PopCush insoles, all placed on top of signature waffle outsoles with a modified traction pattern.
Apart from the shoes, the Vans x CULT collection also includes a new take on the LaCosta slide with a debossed wordmark on its strap and a CULT graphic print on its molded footbed. Apparel is included as well, namely a hoodie, short and long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatpants and a beanie that make use of the “Never Fade” motto.
“The support Vans has shown us for everything we stand for and everything we do is huge,” says longtime CULT team member Dakota Roche, who’s also been part of the Vans BMX family since 2010. “This is [our] best line yet.”
BMX legend and CULT founder Robbie Morales echoes Roche’s sentiments, stating “It’s kind of unbelievable that such a big brand still works with small brands. To be honest, I don’t know where we’d be right now without Vans. It’s pretty special.”
The Vans x CULT “Never Fade” collection will be released via vans.com, cultcrew.com and select Vans BMX stockists today. Prices range from $40 to $75.