the demands of life on two wheels, Vans and Dakota have teamed up on a new collection aimed at BMX, and beyond.
The all-new BMX Sk8-Hi 238 features Vans’ legendary BMX WaffleCup™ chassis, providing increased support without sacrificing pedal feel, a rubber toecap with knurling for extra toe protection and durability, and PopCush™ impact cushioning. In addition, the design team and Dakota decided to strip off the Sidestripe overlay to simplify the shoe’s aesthetic and put the focus on the tongue and lateral woven labels that Dakota designed himself.
In addition to the new BMX Sk8-Hi 238 silhouette, Dakota’s latest collaboration with Vans also includes a BMX Slip-On, Dak Roche bike bag, Dak Roche SS Woven, Dak Roche Mesh Trucker, a white demitasse striped button-down with pockets at the chest, a 1966 woven patch at the left chest and a woven label at the front bottom right with Vans branding, and custom artwork from Dakota himself.
Like Dakota Roche, the all-new BMX SK8-Hi 238 and supporting collection is built specifically for BMX. Dakota knows working through the highs and lows is what it takes to get anything done right. It’s these moments that are captured in his latest Vans BMX film, “Low & Hi,” which chronicles all the moments Dakota goes through while filming for a new video part. Dakota’s years of experience and hard work are reflected, both in the film and the design of his shoe.
The Vans BMX Sk8-Hi 238 by Dakota Roche collection is available now at Vans BMX retail locations and at Vans.com/bmx.