There’s no sour grapes, only sour apples with the first collaboration between Vans and The Sour Solution Skateboard Company. The forbidden fruit, serpents and two needy skateboarders inspired the two-part collection, which launches today.
Designed to cure the footwear woes of professional skateboarders Albert Nyberg and Oscar Candon of Sour and Vans fame, the exclusive range includes the Sk8Hi and Authentic Pro.
Promising infinite success and unlimited wellbeing (we’ll let Sour face the wrath of those who fail to find their fortunes), the two Vans classics styles have been reimagined to meet the demands of the unexplored territories of left-field skateboarding. Both styles come in a marshmallow colourway with ruby red detailing – the colour scheme a subtle nod to the Adam and Eve inspired artwork created by Sour’s art lord, Jonathan Lomar.
Founded in 2015, Sour Solution was formed by a group of Scandinavian pro skateboarders based in Spain, who decided to do-it-themselves and set up a real and honest skateboard company, run by skateboarders for skateboarders – the way it should be. After a series of acclaimed videos, including The Sour Solution 2, Sour has become one of most relevant skateboard companies in Europe, synonymous with fun, technical innovation and creativity. The Sour Store in Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for skateboarders visiting the city, a place where at any given time, world class skateboard pros will be seen playing ping-pong, drinking wine and eating cheese.
The collection is now available across North America and Europe at the finest skate shops.