Not much has been written about Jeff Grosso outside the pages of Juice, a quick check from his appearance on KOTR or Sean Cliver’s Disposable. But, there’s no denying that his skating is straight up gnar. Jeff has been holding it down for years and recently he made his way back to Vans as a sponsor. Vans has been big on making sure the longtime skaters are shown the support they deserve as the years move on. Grosso has continually showed up to the Pro Tec Pool Party and destroyed the Combi so in my book it makes sense he’s found his way back tp the stripe.
This summer Vans is adding the Grosso legends pack to their legend group. Not really a pro show but certailnly a collaboration with the man they’ve called Mothra. So look for this collab this summer or early fall. Art by Jim Phillips and more details about this improved classic Vans can be found below.
From the Vans Website
Jeff Grosso paid his dues growing up at the Skate City park in Whittier, California, alongside some notable names in skating. Grosso’s blend of fluid style, speed, and unique skating made him a standout pro in the mid ‘80s. His talent, personality, and innovative approach to skating inked him into the pages of skate history permanently. Vans is proud to welcome Grossoo back onto the team and introduce the Jeff Grossoo Legends pack, featuring artwork by Jim Phillips from the Santa Cruz archives.
The collaboration between Grossoo and Vans was a natural, as Jeff has ridden the shoes for decades. Jeff’s the gnarliest wear-tester our designers have ever sat down with, bringing natural solutions to already great classics, the Sk8 Hi and the Old Skool. Improvements include – “lace saver” eyerow construction, vintage pattern details, notched heel in Sk8 Hi, dura-cap toe and ollie areas, and full-length polyurethane foam footbeds. These shoes represent Grosso’s love and respect for skateboarding.