Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, has announced a vibrant collaboration with Wasted Talent, Europe’s leading surf and skate media platform and boutique. The partnership includes two signature shoes, a wetsuit boot, and a limited range of premium apparel, celebrating the spirit of collaboration and European heritage.

About Wasted Talent

Founded in 2016 by a group of aperitivo enthusiasts with a love for surfing, Wasted Talent has grown from a small-scale print magazine into Europe’s leading surf and skate media company. With a retail store and café in Hossegor, France, Wasted Talent has become a cultural beacon for the European surf scene.

The Collaboration

The Vans x Wasted Talent collection features a fresh take on the classic Sk8-Hi and Slip-On shoes, constructed with an eye for detail and quality:

  • Sk8-Hi: Made from light canvas, the Sk8-Hi features a luxe 3D embroidery of Wasted Talent’s logo and a tonal subtle brand emboss on the midsole.
  • Slip-On: The classic Vans Slip-On in Blanc de Blanc comes with a rubber toe cap for maximum skateability and an embroidered logo.

The collaboration also includes a wetsuit boot, an off-white t-shirt with a tonal logo patch and Checkerboard print, a black tonal hoodie, and blanc de blanc socks.

A Playful Nod to the Dolce Vita

With a campaign shot in Lake Como, Italy, the collaboration is an elevated partnership that Vans is proud to be a part of. The collection is a playful nod to the Dolce Vita of years past, reflecting a blend of style, culture, and creativity.


The Vans x Wasted Talent limited capsule is available from August 10th at, instore at Wasted Talent, via, and a selection of special retailers across Europe.

The collaboration between Vans and Wasted Talent is a celebration of creativity, heritage, and the subcultures that both brands inhabit and identify with. By merging Wasted Talent’s unique perspective with Vans’ iconic styles, this collection offers a fresh and captivating take on classic designs.

For those looking to step into something different and embrace the spirit of collaboration, the Vans x Wasted Talent collection is a must-have.

  • Vans Wasted Telent 1
  • Vans Wasted Telent 2
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Source: Vans EU