Vans x Daniel Johnston Skate Authentic Shoes
Introducing the Raven Vans x Daniel Johnston Skate Authentic Shoes, a collaboration with Daniel Johnston's friends, family, and the "Hi, How Are You Project" to spark meaningful conversations and raise awareness about mental health issues. By funding and producing thoughtful media content, projects, and events, we stand with their mission to remove the stigma and shame associated with mental health, one conversation at a time.
Featuring Daniel's iconic cassette tape artwork on elevated suede and 6 oz canvas uppers, the Vans x Daniel Johnston Skate Authentic pays tribute to his early songwriting years when he would hand-draw on individual cassettes and give them to friends and strangers. The checkerboard design on this shoe is created from those cassettes, showcasing the same lo-fi, gritty execution from Johnston's unique art.
Designed with standout skate features, these shoes include repositioned DURACAP™ reinforced underlays and fully redesigned uppers for enhanced durability, a new two-part foxing tape with a deeper knurl pattern on the toe for superior board control, and a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps to lock in your feet. The gum rubber sole that made Vans famous has been upgraded with the SICKSTICK™ rubber compound for increased grip and boardfeel. Plus, POPCUSH™ energy return sockliners provide superior cushioning and impact protection, reducing leg fatigue for longer skate sessions. Internal heel stiffeners have also been added for more support and stability.
•VANS SKATEBOARDING X DANIEL JOHNSTON COLLECTION: Custom artwork in this collection was inspired by Daniel’s iconic homemade cassette tapes and lo-fi art.
•INCREASED DURABILITY - DURACAP™ reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection.
•FULLY REDESIGNED UPPERS - Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control.
•LEGENDARY GRIP - Our new, proprietary SickStickTM gum rubber compound is our stickiest rubber yet.
•POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our best cushioning and impact protection. POPCUSH™ energy return footbeds protect your feet while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions.