Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with triple-threat BMX team rider Dennis Enarson to put his spin on the Old Skool Pro BMX, featuring first-of-its-kind WAFFLECUP BMX construction that’s been designed, tested and approved by today’s top riders. Representing Dennis’ renowned abilities, refined aesthetic and focus on mental clarity when riding, the Enarson Old Skool Pro BMX leans on an earthy olive/gum colorway, and is debossed with a hand-drawn mandala based on one of Dennis’ tattoos, which was created by longtime friend, fellow rider and tattoo artist, Thomas Hooper.
“His tattoos always mean a lot to me and it’s nice to put some of his work on the shoe,”Enarson comments. “These are strong shoes that are hard to mess up, and I dig them more and more as they age, which I don’t think I’ve ever said about any shoe in my life —especially with how hard I can be on them. The colors and materials make this the perfect shoe for shredding, camping, or just stompin’ around.”
Specifically created with the BMXer in mind, WAFFLECUP BMX provides unrivaled support and durability without sacrificing precious pedalfeel. A herringbone underlayer adds a second life beneath Vans’ classic gum rubber compound that has a more rigid flex pattern – all reinforced like a tank.
Recognized for legendary style and performance, the French freestyler infuses his personality and a pop of color into this classic with a first-ever BMX Wafflecup outsole. This holiday, Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, proudly drops a brand-new Matthias Dandois signature colorway in the Old Skool Pro BMX. The global team rider and seven-time world freestyle champion’s shoe-of-choice represents an upgraded Vans classic, enhanced for BMX-specific performance with a first-of-its-kind Wafflecup outsole meant to increase support and pedal feel.
The Matthias Dandois signature colorway adds a playful-yet-purposeful pop of color among an otherwise sea of black. Infusing his personality into the shoe, Matthias has added his custom “Dent-Doigt” (pronounced “daen-dwah,” like his namesake) heel graphic, which translates to “tooth-finger” in English.
A visual depiction comes to life on the custom UltraCush insole, all developed by Matthias’ tattoo artist and friend, who inked the rider’s original inspiration for the graphic: a tattoo on his right forearm.
Vans UltraCush HD sockliner delivers the highest level of impact cushioning, keeping the foot close to the pedal without packing out over time. The shoe is built with Vans Wafflecup BMX sole, the sport’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole, specifically designed to improve support without sacrificing grip and pedal-feel. The Old Skool Pro BMX is complete with Duracap, reinforcing high abrasion zones and prolonging