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First Look: Introducing the Vans TNT Advanced Prototype

Introducing the new signature shoe from Tony Trujillo, Vans Pro Skate proudly presents the TNT Advanced Prototype, available worldwide on Saturday, July 14.

The TNT Advanced Prototype is engineered with Vans’ UltraCush Lite 3D footbeds, Duracap-reinforced uppers, and a brand new waffle tread pattern designed to extend durability and grip over time, and maximize boardfeel.

The TNT Advanced Prototype is the “most progressive vulcanized skateboarding shoe ever”. The style is built on Vans’ most advanced Ultracush Lite 3D footbeds, blending the lightweight and responsive feel of UltraCush with a dual-density foam, enhanced with a molded heel clip for better cushioning, boardfeel, and support.

The TNT Advanced Prototype’s new functional waffle tread pattern evolves the classic waffle sole to provide more ground contact for an immediate, broken-in feel. Improving the calibration of grip and boardfeel, the tread concentrates on common pressure points in the forefoot and heel to further extend the durability and grip over time. The signature TNT style also highlights rubber reinforcements across the quarter panel and vamp. The TNT Advanced Prototype will be available in expanded unisex sizes, ranging from 3.5-13.

To round out the collection, the TNT Advanced Prototype is complemented by a matching apparel assortment, featuring a lightweight anorak jacket, a long sleeve tee with battle axe graphics, and a classic beanie.

The Vans TNT Advanced Protype signature style will be available worldwide in an expanded unisex size range from 3.5-13 on Saturday, July 14. Visit to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you.

Vans also hosted a launch party at House of Vans London, complete with jump ramp jam, a live Bunt interview with Tony Trujillo, and general beer fuelled good times. Check out some of Alex Irvine‘s photos from the night below.

The man of the moment, Tony Trujillo
Ben Broyd, wallride dog piss.
Aref Koushesh, front 360.
Rob Smith, frontside wallride 360 grab out.
Benihana Broyd.


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