The new Karina Rozunko x Vans sneakers. Picture: Supplied
The new Karina Rozunko x Vans sneakers. Picture: Supplied

Karina Rozunko drops her first-ever collection with Vans

By Lifestyle Reporter Time of article published Oct 16, 2020

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Well-known surfer Karina Rozunko has partnered with Vans to release a collection of edgy sneakers.

Her first-ever collection with Vans reflects that sentiment, evoking the Southern California longboarder’s deep surf roots and bold, edgy style.

The statement piece in the collection is the Sk8-Low Reissue SF in Karina Rozunko honey gold, a Vans’ staple silhouette but with patent leather integrated into the upper for an unexpected twist. A Creeper-style toe adds pattern contrast, while Vans’ UltraCush insole provides extra comfort. To reduce its environmental impact, Karina’s Sk8-Low Reissue SF is made with water-based inks and glues.

Rozunko’s style complements her home town, San Clemente, where she was born and grew up. It has a lot of vintage influence, incorporated with her spunk.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the collection, Rozunko said: “ The collection combines classic colours inspired by vintage pieces found in my closet. With progressive, everyday-wear footwear and apparel styles to create a look that nods to surfing’s past while also pushing female surf style to places it hasn’t yet been.”

The range also includes Sturdy Stretch high-rise, straight-leg pants with front patch and back welt pockets. Reflecting the surfer’s style, the kit is finished off with the Karina mini backpack featuring all-over chequerboard in her signature colours, a front zip pocket and Vans logo embroidering.

There's also a stylish cropped hoodie with grid detailing on the arms.

Rozunko was born into a family of surfers and is one of the best single-fin longboard navigators.

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