Founded in 1971 by Craig Sugihara, the Town & Country Surf Shop was born from—and continues to be driven by—the needs of the surfer. As can be seen in their iconic yin and yang logo, T&C’s foundational ethos is rooted in balance. Whether Craig is shaping boards or looking after the surfing community in Hawaii, he makes sure T&C’s dedication to quality, pursuit of innovation, quality materials, and passion remains at the forefront of everything they do.
After all these years, T&C remains owned and operated by Craig, the original founder, whose grom-like stoke lands him regularly in the lineup or around the island enjoying the friendships that only a life dedicated to surfing can provide. In honor of T&C’s 50th anniversary, Vans worked closely with Craig to uplift T&C’s rich heritage, while still giving a progressive nod to the future of surf culture by offering new spins on classic color combinations, checkerboard accents, and the gradient fades that the brand has become famous for.
Fusing modern and vintage detailing for a twist on the ultimate heritage style, the Vans X T&C Sk8-Hi 138 Decon SF features sturdy suede and textile uppers with checkerboard graphics. This deconstructed high top shoe also includes UltraCush Lite drop-in sockliners for elevated cushioning, lightweight and flexible single-wrap foxing tape, and durable rubber outsoles with the Vans classic waffle pattern. It is made with water-based inks and glues.
• Vans X T&C collection
• Custom collaboration details
• Deconstructed suede and textile uppers
• Removeable UltraCush Lite drop-in sockliners for elevated comfort and cushioning
• Lightweight and ultra-flexible single-wrap rubber foxing
• Durable rubber outsoles with the Vans classic waffle pattern
• Rubber toe caps
• Water-based inks and glues