Vans x SpongeBob SquarePants x Mike Gigliotti Skate Sk8-Hi
Style # VN0A5FCCZAU
The world’s No.1 skateboarding brand has teamed up with the world’s No. 1 sponge for a simplified, black and yellow palette, led by Skate Old Skool and Skate Sk8-Hi. Fans will immediately recognize Gigliotti’s legendary drawing style across both silhouettes. Rather than re-drawing SpongeBob, Gigliotti maintained the original character while adding his own art and doodles to a newly created underwater world of skateboarding.
“Growing up drawing all the time and watching cartoons, I loved the cartoons with weirdos,” said Gigliotti. “SpongeBob is exactly that, in a good way! He’s hilarious and so are all the characters on the show. Being able to work together with Vans and SpongeBob is special to me— it’s a combination of my favorite things: skateboarding and drawing.”
The collection features Gigliotti’s drawings across the quarter panels of the Skate Sk8-Hi and Skate Old Skool. A barbed wire and chain stretch across the Old Skool’s Sidestripe and the Sk8-Hi’s sidewall. Built extra tough, Vans Skate Classics feature Duracap for added flexibility and reduced hot spots, resulting in an essential fit for maximum durability where skaters need it most. Vans’ best-in-class PopCush energy-return footbeds snap back and won’t pack out, keeping legs feeling fresh to skate longer. Two-part foxing features a heavier knurl texture on toe bumpers, increasing durability and grip and nodding to a heritage look.