The limited-edition collection includes the Sk8-Hi Pro LTD in blue/black featuring faded zine art in the quarter, pin-line flames on the sole, and a tonal “Grip Tape is $5 Dipshit” scribbled on the Sidestripe — a Lotties’ signature and a sentiment that every skateshop employee can relate to, Mike adds. “The shoe reminded me of old Ray Barbee footage,” he said, and combines classic colors with Lotties art to arrive at a truly unique aesthetic.
His vision comes to life across the Era Pro LTD in red/military, based on a pair of Vans from the ‘80s, as well as the Sk8-Low Pro LTD in Lotties black/marshmallow featuring Mike’s melting monster art in the quarters. All three shoes are upgraded with PopCush technology, which snaps back and won’t pack, providing impact protection and custom energy return, as well as DURACAP reinforced underlays to protect high-wear areas and prolong the life of the shoe. In addition, each shoe features tonal Lotties logos debossed in the heel counters and color illustrations on the sockliners. The shoes come in a custom box with all-over zine artwork and Vans x Lotties logos.