Finding a pro in the history of skateboarding who made a successful transition from the ‘70s skinny boards through the vert era of the ‘80s to eventually become a pioneer of modern day street skating is no easy task. OG Venice and Santa Cruz legend Eric Dressen has witnessed the rise and fall of skateboarding firsthand and three times over, and has come out a better man for it.
Skateboarding has affected Eric’s life profoundly making both his abilities as a skateboarder and an utterly humble and appreciative temperament only two of the admirable things one could point out about Eric Dressen. These days, he still skates for Santa Cruz and has expanded his artistic output to include tattooing full-time at California Gold Tatto Shop in Silverlake, Los Angeles.
The Vans Syndicate Eric Dressen Pack honors all of it, the achievements and failures, the re-boots and unloads, past, present, and future of a guy who, anyone would agree, simply deserves to be honored. The Vans Syndicate Dressen Pack includes an Old Skool Pro “S” in Army/Water Resistant, a Sk8-Hi Pro “S” in Black/Water Resistant along with a Syndicate Crew Sock and Dressen Pocket Tee.
The Vans Syndicate Eric Dressen project launches August 9th exclusively at your nearest authorized Vans Syndicate dealer.