Behold, an unapologetic nod to the indelible mark that Vision Street Wear left on skateboarding and style culture.
Brad Dorfman’s Vision are widely recognised as opening the door to skateboarding for the masses back in the 1980s. Believing that skateboarding would manifest a cultural shift and enable a movement, the brand saw an opportunity to get skaters decked out in their gear. Greats such as Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales, ultimate frontman and pioneer of street skating, were soon on board, and would go on to ride for Vision for 4 years.
Flip to 2022 and Vision Street Wear have returned with a ‘archive’ collection of the original 80s styles from the golden era of skateboarding. The capsule includes the famed hi-top featuring the ‘ollie pad’, THE skate shoe innovation of the time. The original Vision graphics are found on the jersey and the wovens, the Vision box logo and ‘110%’ graphic (favoured by the Beasties’ Mike D) both return, and the legendary punk skulls, boneyard and leopard graphics also feature.
It’s the meticulous attention to detail that makes this collection both a celebration and respectful cultured homage. Take a look on the Vision website.