Jeff wore Vans for 50 years, and the Grosso Forever Skate Sk8-Hi features iconic designs that he sported during two formative moments in his early career. In a memorable introduction to the skateboarding world—Powel Peralta’s 1985 video “Future Primitive”—Jeff wore the red/black Checkerboard Sk8-Hi. An image of him in the shoes made its way to Thrasher’s June 2020 cover.
The second re-issue, a black/palms colorway, feature the asymmetrical palms-inspired Sk8-Hi colorway Jeff was wearing in 1988’s Santa Cruz/Hosoi Rockets ads, as well as several editorials during the time period.
Beyond the historically correct prints and foxing artwork, the Grosso Forever Skate Sk8-Hi features an upper pattern with OG details, like a curved collar shape and stitching. The shoe boasts DURACAP reinforcement, as well as PopCush for premium comfort.