Vans is excited to unveil an all-new skate shoe in partnership with Vans pro skateboarder Lizzie Armanto. As a trailblazer in skateboarding, Lizzie is an inspiration, breaking down the barriers of what’s possible. The result is The Lizzie, Vans’ first signature skateboarding shoe designed by a woman in 20 years. The Lizzie provides something else entirely for a wider range of skateboarders whose needs are not being met. To bring this vision to life, Lizzie worked closely with Vans’ Innovation and Product Development teams on a performance-fit last molded directly from 3D scans of her feet. Lizzie wanted a shoe that represented her completely—from a slimmer fit tailored to her foot shape, to a leaner outsole for a closer connection to her board and improved flexibility.
The impact cushioning in typical skate shoes left Lizzie feeling like she was floating above her board, so Vans listened to create a new lower profile footbed.
A new vulcanized construction with a lower profile sidewall foxing tape, an exposed radiused outsole edge, and flex grooves for a stable, broken-in feel. The universal fit features the perfect amount of EcoCush cushioning, increasing boardfeel for a wider range of skaters. A new 3D Embossed DURACAP toe and Sidestripe has even more durability in high-wear areas, while an all-new micro-waffle tread and Sick-Stick rubber offers maximum grip.
New performance fit last
Duracap toecap for extra durability
Lower profile sockliner for increased boardfeel
Flip up heel pull with hidden Lizzie branding