Vans Adds WaffleCup Technology To New Dakota Roche Slip-On BMX
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, has made the claims of the BMX community come true by launching a new silhouette alongside Vans team rider Dakota Roche. The result is the new Slip-On Pro BMX, the first Slip-On to offer Wafflecup BMX technology.
Considered one of the hardest working BMX riders out there today, Dakota’s relentless drive for urban riding has bolstered his professional career and earned him many accolades over the past ten years. Dak worked for hand in hand with Vans to build the Slip-On BMX Pro, as he needed a shoe that would suit his style on the bike (and off the bike).
“The Slip-On Pro has been my favorite bike, rollerblade, and chill shoe for some time. For me, the only thing that could make it even better is the Wafflecup BMX sole, an addition that takes this shoe to another level” said Dak. “My dreams came true in the silhouette of this sleek yet rugged sneaker, as it can support my pace on the slopes, but it also puts me in a good place in other types of more informal plans.”
For this release, Dak also lent his artistic talents, including original drawings on the heel and tongue: “It is an absolute honor to have my art embodied in these wonders. The sun always reminds me to get through tough times, so it made sense to introduce it subtly. “
Designed with the BMX rider in mind, Vans Wafflecup BMX technology is the first of its kind, providing unmatched support and durability without sacrificing pedal feel. The Slip-On BMX Pro also features a rubber toe cap for added protection and DURACAP-reinforced underlays to extend the life of the shoe.
Dak’s creativity carries over to various everyday pieces in the collection, including a white short-sleeved pocket T-shirt and a classic black cap, including his hand-drawn artwork. Additionally, Dak simultaneously released a playlist on Vans Spotify’s profile, which includes all those songs and artists that have inspired him over the years: “Some convey emotion, others motivate and inspire, there is something for every state of mind. cheer up, “says Dak.
Dakota Roche grew up surfing, skating, and riding BMX in Huntington Beach. With few local trails to hone her bike skills, she quickly became drawn to urban riding, her specialty. Her tireless work ethic brought him into the eye of the storm early in her career, and more than a decade later, he has amassed a large collection of incredible videos, building the respect of the BMX community.