Molded heel counters and locked-in tongue straps ensure the wearer’s foot will remain in place and not slide out over the midsole, while Hockey’s signature dog graphic is embroidered on the lateral collar and a classic Vans checkerboard pattern appears on the lateral quarter’s tag. Allen’s name is also stitched inside each collar for a hidden signature touch.
Midsoles and outsoles are packed just as full of tech as their counterparts, with two-part foxing offering a heavier knurl on toe bumpers that are designed to tackle heavy skate sessions. Heel tags also provide a “shatter” print for a nod to one of Hockey’s most famous graphics. Outsoles feature Sick Stick, Vans’ new proprietary gum rubber compound that supplies grip, feel, and longevity. Inside the shoe, PopCush footbeds offer snappy, responsive energy return that won’t pack out, ensuring the shoes — and the wearer’s legs — will stay fresh session after session.