Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to announce a new collection with surfing legend and Vans Surf team rider Nathan Florence this holiday season. Nathan Florence is immediately recognizable for his style and power in the water and is also just as well-known for his adventurous and fierce spirit. Nathan’s new collection with Vans represents the progression he brings both in and out of the water.
Nathan travels the world in search of the biggest and best waves, and his new collection with Vans is inspired by these global pursuits. Built with travel in mind, the collection leads with the UltraRange™ VR3, and is rounded out with the Slip-On TRK, Surf Boot 2 Mid, Nexpa Synthetic sandal, and an assortment of functional apparel pieces. This head-to-toe collection of true essentials includes all of Nathan’s favorite footwear and apparel, built around functionality and versatility, all in his signature red and black motif, and adorned with signature details that appear on all of his surfboards.
The hero style of the collection is undoubtedly the re-engineered and rebuilt UltraRange™ VR3, which features a knit upper textile crafted from 50 percent organic cotton, 34 percent recycled PET, 14 percent recycled nylon and two percent spandex. Built with environmentally conscious materials in mind, the UltraRange™ VR3 supports responsible manufacturing through the Leather Working Group certified tanneries. The brand-new EcoCush™ midsole is made using 50 percent biobased EVA foam, partially derived from plant-based sources. The VR3Waffle™ outsole compound is made with 60% regeneratively-grown, natural rubber sourced from farms utilizing agricultural practices that are intended to promote biodiversity, enhance water cycles, improve soil health, and/or sequester carbon—all while maintaining the grip and durability Vans has been known for since 1966.
The collection also includes Nathan Florence boardshort in black, jacket in black, cargo zip-off pant in asphalt, an OTW LS tee in black, and an OTW SS tee in chili pepper. The offering is rounded out with the Nathan Florence duffle in asphalt/black.
Not many surfers are as at home on the North Shore as Nathan Florence. Hailing from Haleiwa, he can be found charging waves on the biggest days, and his accomplishments in heavy surf over the years speak for themselves. Growing up in the fierce brotherly battle of who could pull into the biggest tube or launch the highest air, Nathan was shaped into the charger he is today by never backing down.
Vans’ Nathan Florence Collection is available globally beginning November 16, 2022, at select Vans Surf retailers and at Vans.eu/surf. For more information about Vans sustainability initiatives, visitvans.eu/sustainability.