Product Spotlight - Vans Skate Grosso Mid Shoes

By Dan Bunn


Find out everything you need to know about the new Vans Skate Grosso Mid shoe, combining old-school aesthetics with new-school tech while paying tribute to one of the best to ever do it.

Honouring the legacy of one of skateboarding's most beloved characters, Vans have come through with possibly the first ever post-humous pro shoe for everyone's favourite skate historian: Jeff Grosso. The Vans 'Skate Grosso Mid' Skate Shoe is a brand new addition to the Vans range, combining the vintage aesthetic of the Vans Sk8 Hi with a new mid-top silhouette and all the latest Vans technology for a blend of history and skateboarding prowess that Grosso was loved for.

Known for his sardonic wit, powerful inverts and love for all things skateboarding, Jeff Grosso is a true legend of skateboarding who sadly passed away in March 2020. Grosso killed it on and off the board, from contest success and bangin' video parts in his early years to his beloved 'Loveletters To Skateboarding' series later in life, Grosso has always embodied what it means to be a skater and we couldn't be more hyped that Vans have paid tribute to him with the new Skate Grosso Mid.


Keeping with the iconic Vans aesthetic we all know and love, the Vans Skate Grosso Mid features an upper that's reminiscent of the legendary Vans Sk8-Hi with black panels, white contrast stitching and that signature Vans logo along the side alongside a custom 'Grosso Forever' tongue label for some extra flavour.

However, in contrast to the Sk8-Hi, the Skate Grosso Mid features a mid-top construction, making it easier to get on and off while still offering additional ankle support compared to a low-top shoe.

Of course it's not just the upper that's absolutely textbook Vans as the Skate Grosso Mid also features their unique waffle sole for that signature grip and boardfeel you expect.

Vans Skate Grosso Mid Skate Shoe (Black) Grosso Forever Tongue Label


While the upper may look a lot like the Sk8-Hi, the Vans Skate Grosso Mid really sets itself apart with the technology used. "It's what inside that counts", after all.

For the Skate Grosso Mid, the upper itself has been fully redesigned with a moulded heel counter for enhanced board control as well as internal tongue straps to help keep your feet locked in.

Likewise, the Vans Skate Grosso Mid also features a reinforced Duracap underlay beneath the suede upper to provide an extra layer of protection for added durability. They've even bulked up the foxing tape with a deeper knurl pattern to help them last even longer.

Vans Skate Grosso Mid Skate Shoe (Black)

Alongside this new and improved upper, the Vans Skate Grosso Mid also boasts some top-tier tech in the sole to help provide maximum grip, boardfeel comfort and support.

The Vans Skate Grosso Mid features an enhanced take on their signature waffle sole with their new SickStick gum rubber compound, their stickiest rubber yet, to ensure ultimate grip when you're out skating. 

What's more, the Skate Grosso Mid also features Vans' super popular PopCush insole, their latest insole innovation which improves on their beloved UltraCush insole with longer-lasting impact protection and support to help you keep skating for longer.

Despite the shoe's vulcanized construction, Vans have beefed up the Skate Grosso Mid to guarantee top-tier comfort and impact protection, helping to reduce fatigue and heel-bruise while still ensuring the boardfeel you expect from a vulc.

Vans Skate Grosso Mid Skate Shoe (Black) with Pop Cush insole
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