Vans x Active 25th Anniversary Sk8-Hi Pro

By Jay Casteel  |  10/30/2014

Active Ride Shop celebrates its 25th anniversary by teaming up with Vans for this extremely limited version of the shoe brand's classic Sk8-Hi Pro sneaker.

It features a premium black pig suede on the vamp, eyerow and tongue, while the heel counter is done in a heather grey fleece material, paying tribute to Active's beginnings of fleece sweatshirts and sweatpants. The shoe's side quarter is made of a tough ballistic nylon, representing the strength of the Active brand after 25 years, while finishing details include a fleece collar lining, clear sole with a red and grey inlay, and silver lace tips.

"25 years in business is a real accomplishment, and Active deserves the best," says Vans VP Steve Van Doren. "Vans is honored to work with Active to create this 25 year Sk8-Hi – Two iconic Southern California companies working together to create something special."

"You know it's going to be a killer project when the best shoe brand in the world, Vans, and Active Ride Shop get together and support skateboarding," adds skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi.

The Vans x Active 25th Anniversary Sk8-Hi Pro will be limited to just 400 pairs worldwide, and will drop Nov. 1 at Active Ride Shop stores and its online store.