Costa Mesa, CALIF. (Mar. 07, 2023) – Vans BMX is proud to announce the latest collection with influential rider Dakota Roche, featuring the all-new BMX-specific silhouette, the BMX Sk8-Hi 238, and accompanying head-to-toe collection. In addition, Vans and Dakota teamed up on a new short film, “Low & Hi,” that represents all the moments experienced when filming for a new part.
As a BMX icon, creative artist, and filmmaker, Dakota Roche is a multi-hyphenate talent and modern-day Renaissance man. The all-new BMX Sk8-Hi 238 is a culmination of his pursuits and interests. Vans recognizes that to be truly great, riders, their equipment and their environment need to become one: if a single element is off, the whole endeavor can come crashing down. In the spirit of creating apparel and footwear that can stand up to the demands of life on two wheels, Vans and Dakota have teamed up on a new collection aimed at BMX, and beyond.
The all-new BMX Sk8-Hi 238 features Vans’ legendary BMX WaffleCup™ chassis, providing increased support without sacrificing pedal feel, a rubber toecap with knurling for extra toe protection and durability, and PopCush™ impact cushioning. In addition, the design team and Dakota decided to strip off the Sidestripe overlay to simplify the shoe’s aesthetic and put the focus on the tongue and lateral woven labels that Dakota designed himself.
In addition to the new BMX Sk8-Hi 238 silhouette, Dakota’s latest collaboration with Vans also includes a BMX Slip-On, Dak Roche bike bag, Dak Roche SS Woven, Dak Roche Mesh Trucker, a white demitasse striped button-down with pockets at the chest, a 1966 woven patch at the left chest and a woven label at the front bottom right with Vans branding, and custom artwork from Dakota himself.
Like Dakota Roche, the all-new BMX SK8-Hi 238 and supporting collection is built specifically for BMX. Dakota knows working through the highs and lows is what it takes to get anything done right. It’s these moments that are captured in his latest Vans BMX film, “Low & Hi,” which chronicles all the moments Dakota goes through while filming for a new video part. Dakota’s years of experience and hard work are reflected, both in the film and the design of his shoe.
The Vans BMX Sk8-Hi 238 by Dakota Roche collection is available now at Vans BMX retail locations and at Vans.com/bmx.