Earlier this week we were invited to the House of Vans in London to meet up with Gilbert Crockett. Gilbert, as you may well be aware, has a new pro shoe out with Vans so this was an opportunity to skate, hang out, and chat about the new shoe. Here’s some quickfire questions which we hope will offer some insight into the mind of Mr Crockett.
Questions: Kliewer, Broadley | Images: Vans
Best place to buy workwear?
Old stuff, erm, one of my favorite stores is Stock Vintage in New York City.
Who has the best trousers in skateboarding?
Hmm, let’s see… that’s a hard question. Maybe Dan Lu? Dan Lu has some interesting trousers.
Best way to make canvas shoes last?
Do you have a favorite Vans model?
Yeah, I’m stoked on my second one more than any shoe right now.
“Dan Lu has some interesting trousers”
Best aspect of your new shoe?
They’re really comfortable.
Best way to train your pop?
I don’t know, keep skating, I think it’s probably just muscle development.
Best piece of tattoo advice?
Don’t get cheap tattoos!