Will Tanner Gudauskas Wear His Vans Surf Booties At Stab High?
And can grippy, protective footwear provide performance advantages in surf?
We’ve just received an alarming voicemail from Tanner Gudauskas.
T-Grom confirmed his coming to Stab High, which was all fine and good, but he closed his message with the following send-off:
“Let’s fuckin’ do this. [I’m gonna] strap up my boots and go!”
Now, it’s possible that Tanner used the boots reference as a Texas-appropriate euphemism, but it’s also possible that he’s referring to Vans’ new Surf Boot Mid, which was designed to provide protection and grip in equatorial temps. In other words, “reef booties”.
But how would such footwear be received in the broader context of Stab High? Would the fans snicker or wildly cheer? Would the judges add or subtract from Tanner’s style score? Would fellow competitors lodge complaints about the use of performance-enhancing Uggs?
All of this stands to be seen on June 29.
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