Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to unveil a new colorway of the Sk8-Hi® BMX created by Angie Marino, the perfect balance between BMX performance and a timeless design brought to life through the eyes of one of BMX’s most talented riders. Constantly pushing the limits of progression, Angie’s riding demands a shoe that’s as strong and as committed to BMX as she is. The Sk8-Hi® BMX meets those demands with Vans BMX Wafflecup™ construction for maximum pedal feel and durability. For her take on the silhouette, Angie worked with Vans to bring in her personalized floral art and soft tones, which also carry over into a curated apparel collection.
The Sk8-Hi BMX by Angie Marino features PopCush™ footbeds for maximum energy return and a DURACAP reinforced rubber underlay to protect high-wear areas. A protea, her favorite flower, come to life in a tonal deboss on the heel counter and in soft peach and earth tones on the outsole.
“I chose a flower as a soft representation of how I currently see the women's BMX scene— it's in full bloom and not slowing down,”Angie said. “The Sk8-Hi BMX is one of my favorites to ride in. The extra ankle support at the top makes a world of difference for riding.”
Angie and Vans are also excited to present her first-ever apparel collection with the brand, including a lightweight short sleeve boxy tee and boxy hoodie incorporating a similar color palette and hints of floral that take cues from her favorite season to ride: Spring. Both pieces are finished with Vans’ Checkerboard detailing, and Angie’s signature on the hoodie’s sleeve.
There are more women in BMX than ever before, and playing a huge role in that is Angie Marino. Leading the charge in the emerging days of women’s freestyle, Angie has doubled as both an inspiration to get girls on bikes and a spokesperson to get a women’s class added to events around the world. Featuring the unique style that made Angie a consistent podium finisher on both the Vans BMX Pro Cup series and FISE events, the Angie Marino BMX Old Skool comes equipped with the iconic Vans-style upper, DURACAP™ reinforcement, and the WAFFLECUP™ BMX construction for maximum pedalfeel and durability. This low top BMX shoe also features sturdy suede and 10 oz canvas uppers, supportive padded collars, and Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and
Vans is proud to announce Enjoy The Ride, a new high-energy edit highlighting Vans team rider Angie Marino. Serving as an inspiration for BMXers everywhere, Angie’s dedication and fierce drive to go further hits home a powerful message: Ride because you love it, no matter who you are. Getting creative while parks were closed and contests were cancelled due to COVID, Angie took to the street to explore a different side of BMX, strengthening her skillset as a more well-rounded rider and further establishing herself as a BMX powerhouse.
“A long-term video project has always been something I’ve wanted to do, but just haven't had the time