From Porky’s to the Kennedy family, Massachusetts-based Concepts finds inspiration in some
rather unexpected places. The cult store looks to a notorious, mostly-forgotten chapter of Boston’s
history for its latest project, a partnership with Vans Syndicate on a new iteration of the Sk8-Hi.
Paying homage to an area known as the “Combat Zone”, the Concepts x Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi
draws upon the debauchery and rebelliousness of a locale once infamous for violence, crime and
prostitution. Made from premium pig suede, the sneakers feature laser-etched leather quarter panels,
pink satin linings, and crystal-clear waffle treads with checkerboard patterns. Each pair also comes
finished with a Combat Zone/Vans Syndicate-specific graphic package complete with dust bags and a
satin-lined slider box, resulting in a delightfully decadent take on a classic skateboarding silhouette.
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Bay Areaaaaaaaa, save the date! Saturday, July 6 at California’s Great America..The Island Reggae
Festival 2013! Line Up & Ticket info will be released soon!