Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to announce the Hi-Standard™ Pro by team rider Cole Navin. Born in the mountains and shaped by the city, Cole’s Hi-Standard Pro is designed to transition seamlessly from day-to-night riding with reflective qualities that lend perfectly to the energy of the city when it comes alive after dark.
Cole’s take on the Hi-Standard™ Pro nods to the lights, the signs, the architecture, and the people that are given a refreshed sense of purpose at night. Offering a landscape for new experiences outside of traditional resort and mountain riding, the boot collection stays true to the authentic vision of Cole and Vans.
The Hi-Standard™ Pro marries reflective materials with the workhorse V2 suite, including a V2 UltraCush™ with Smartwool® liner, a first-to-market Merino wool outfitted boot liner which provides new levels of comfort and warmth. The boot also features V2 POPCUSH™— a dual density, 3D-molded, anatomically shaped and PU-blended footbed with a TPU arch support clip for added stability and torsional flex. V2 Waffle Pro™ outsole offers a pro-level blended outsole that provides a lightweight and flexible build for cross-terrain adaptability, placing this boot squarely at the intersection of where technical performance and progressive design collide.
As an up-and-coming rider, Cole Navin has built his reputation as a pro in just a few short years. Blending power and style with a knack for outside-the-box trick selection, Cole has set himself apart from the pack thanks to his one-of-a-kind style. In 2015, Cole's part in a local snowboard film, Root 9, placed him in the spotlight; a year later in 2016, Cole was named Transworld SNOWboarding's Rookie of the Year, and that same year, he was invited to compete in the X Games Real Snow competition, which introduced him to the global snowboarding community. Since then, Cole continues to land parts in influential snowboarding films, pushing his progression as an artist, athlete and individual.