Dan Lu for Vans

Date: November 4, 2017 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: news
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If you've seen a Daniel Lutheran part (scroll down to watch his part from Propeller), you know he's got energy and creativity coming straight out of his eyes, on and off the board. His spirit and abilities have been recognized with two new colourways from Vans for the Holiday season.

Drawing inspiration from his vibrant nature and the landscapes around his hometown of Albuquerque, Dan's Old Skool Pro is designed with what Vans calls a "fresh harbor grey canvas and suede uppers, complimented by a pearl pink-toned Sidestripe." Inside, you'll find Daniel’s original artwork and a self-portrait on the footbeds, as well as an embroidered handwritten signature by Lutheran on the tongue and an ode to his home state of New Mexico with the Zia symbol stitched onto the heel. All of this is built on the classic waffle sole you've come to know and love from Vans.

“Taking a blank Vans Pro Classic and creating something unique was an incredible opportunity and very inspiring,” says Lutheran. “I see this shoe as an outward representation of the layers of myself and all the things I’m passionate about - my homeland, art and of course, skateboarding.”

In addition to Daniel Lutheran’s colorway of the Old Skool Pro, Vans is releasing a personalized Style 112 Mid Pro, both available now at select Vans Pro Skate retailers. For more information or to find a Vans Pro Skate dealer near you, visit Vans.com/Skate.

Check out Dan Lu's part from 2015's Vans Propeller: