Footwear

Forever Vans Girl Natalie Westling Designs Her Own Sk8-Hi Sneaker

The Reissue DX is turned into a tomboy beaut.

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Forever Vans Girl Natalie Westling Designs Her Own Sk8-Hi Sneaker

The Reissue DX is turned into a tomboy beaut.

Natalie Westling is an original Vans girl – her devotion to the brand’s been proven time and again. She’s a Vans ambassador and modeled the Sk8-Hi on a 2016 campaign that we had a chance to go BTS. She’s even tattooed an “Off The Wall” logo on her arm.

This season the model designed her own 90s skate-inspired Sk8-Hi Reissue DX – the cherry to her Vans accomplishments. Her sneaker is cast in a warm honey leather upper and sky blue sidestripe. Checkerboard print lining and a dark gum sole complete the iconic design. A “Natalie Skate” logo to match her tattoo is printed on the insole.

“I was so honored to be a part of the Sk8-Hi campaign recently that it only felt right to choose the Sk8-Hi. All in all, I wanted to create a shoe that I could skate in but was also different from all of my other Vans.”

The Christin Rose-lensed lookbook incorporated the photographer’s She Plays We Win group – it supports young girls in sports much like Westling who learned to skate at age three. Local New York skater kids modeled alongside.

Retailing at $100 USD, the Natalie Westling Vans drop November 3 in-store and online at Opening Ceremony. Watch the campaign video below and read our interview with the skater girl here.

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Photographer
CHRISTIN ROSE
Videographer
KATE ADAMS

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