To say Jeﬀ ’s impact on our brand, our people, and skateboarding was unparalleled would be an underestimation of how large a role he played in the lives of us all. From curating content that highlighted the global skate community to his unique and raw commentary of the skate industry and mentoring up-and-coming athletes, there was nothing that Jeﬀ wouldn't ’t do to uplift skateboarding and the people around it. Provocateur and historian with a Cheshire Cat grin, Jeff Grosso was so well known for being audacious, sardonic, and usually right on the money that it’s easy to forget that he gained his name with badass inverts, powerful grinds, and contest success. To honor of Jeff ’s incredible legacy, we ’ve released a new iconic style engineered specifically for skateboarding: the Skate Grosso Mid. Made with a fully revised upper, molded heel counter, locked-in tongue straps, and a recut of the DURACAPTM underlay, the Skate Grosso Mid offers an essential fit that is more breathable and durable where skaters need it most. The two-part foxing, featuring a tougher toe knurl, ensures heightened board contact, and the original waffle outsoles are made of a rubber that offer grip and support. Along with a new sidewall finish, Pop Cush sock liners for superior cushioning and impact protection, and a sleek checkerboard flag, this Skate Grosso Mid builds on an iconic style with added performance benefits that real skaters demand. It is made with sturdy suede and canvas uppers. FULLY REVISED UPPERS - Made with sturdy suede and canvas, and featuring locked-in tongue straps and two-part foxing for heightened board contact. ; VANS ORIGINAL WAFFLE COMPOUND - Our classic gum rubber compound is made of a rubber that offers grip and support. ; POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our standard best-in-class upgrade, the new Pop Cush insoles snap back and won ’t pack, providing impact protection and custom energy return for any type of skating. ; UNRIVALED DURABILITY - Reinforced DURACAPTM underlays and are built to withstand the daily abuse of skateboarding.