For pro skater Kyle Walker – not to be confused with the Manchester City and England defender – support matters. Whether it’s from his friends or family, it’s their endless encouragement that’s taken him to the top of the mountain. Now, he’s taken this ethos of support and modelled a signature shoe in the same vein: Vans Kyle Walker Pro 2.
Combining style and function with a skater-friendly approach, this fresh, clean slip-on skate shoe pays homage to the people and places that have influenced Kyle throughout the years.
Speaking to Vans, Kyle said, “My main inspiration was to make something that really just wasn’t the typical Vans shoe. I love the Slip-On and when I first got on Vans I only wore those, so this shoe combines features of my first shoe with a Slip-On and has more of an elegant look that a normal skate shoe wouldn’t have.”
As a skater, Kyle had certain prerequisites for the Vans Kyle Walker Pro 2. First and foremost, it includes WaffleCup technology for the best combination of vulcanised flick and boardfeel in the forefoot, the necessary support in the midfoot and heel regions, and robust durability. Plus, the shoe also contains PopCush – for serious impact cushioning and energy return – as well as Duracap’s additional reinforcement.
From an aesthetic perspective, Kyle chose a fresh and clean look, with the hero colourway boasting an antique/white with mint green sole and interior accenting. While it’s modern and distinct, it still pays tribute to the classics from yesteryear.
To get your hands (and feet) on the Vans Kyle Walker Pro 2, visit your nearest Vans retail store or Baseline Skateshop.