Vans’ TNT Advanced Prototype Re-stocked in Brand New Colorways

Celebrating the storied career of Vans’ renowned skate icon and longtime global team rider Tony Trujillo, the latest signature pro skate model from Vans, the TNT Advanced Prototype unveils new colors for the holiday season, including the highlighted seasonal hue, Darkest Spruce/Green. As one of the pioneering skaters to help lay the foundation for park terrain skateboarding, Trujillo’s critical feedback puts the TNT Advanced Prototype in a class of its own, engineered with Vans’ UltraCush Lite 3D footbeds, Duracap-reinforced uppers, and a brand new waffle tread pattern designed to extend durability and grip over time, and maximize boardfeel. Learn more about the pro himself in his featured story on Vans’ hilarious animated series Classic Tales.

Available in expanded unisex sizes ranging from 3.5-13, the innovative TNT Advanced Prototype is built on Vans’ most advanced Ultracush Lite 3D footbeds, blending the lightweight and responsive feel of UltraCush with a dual-density foam, enhanced with a molded heel clip for unsurpassed cushioning, boardfeel, and support.

The TNT Advanced Prototype’s new functional waffle tread pattern evolves the classic waffle sole to provide more ground contact for an immediate, broken-in feel. Improving the calibration of grip and boardfeel, the tread concentrates on common pressure points in the forefoot and heel to further extend the durability and grip over time. The signature TNT style also highlights rubber reinforcements across the quarter panel and vamp, addressing sensitive wear and tear areas for tough skateboarders. 

Celebrating more than 20 years on the Vans team, Tony Trujillo is one of the most badass and iconic skaters of all time. With style and aggression unique to his name, Trujillo has laid the foundation for park terrain skateboarding, and is the true embodiment of “Skate and Destroy.” On his new signature shoe, Trujillo exclaims, “do it your way, and never compromise.”

New colorways of the Vans TNT Advanced Prototype signature style will be available worldwide in an expanded unisex size range from 3.5-13 beginning October 1. Visit to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you.