LIKE THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG, NO ONE IS QUITE SURE WHICH CAME FIRST: ANTI-HERO PRO, ANDREW ALLEN, OR HIS HOMETOWN OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA.
He is the small beach town’s skateboarding claim to fame, and without him the ‘burb might fall into the sea. The quiet, dapper, street technician, with his deadpan sense of humor, is also the glue that holds the van together on Anti-Hero and Vans trips. His unique mix of tranny skills and switch street prowess made him an obvious choice for inclusion on the Stage 4 collaborative shoe. His insight and input proved to be invaluable in the design of one of the most groundbreaking Vans shoes ever, just as his presence on any skate mission instantly improves the session.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Israel. We had a good crew and our tour guide, Avi, gave us the royal treatment with skate spots, sight seeing and nightlife.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Nathan Fletcher. Dude rips at surfing.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Regular 360 flips.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/ HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Beach life is awesome in the summertime.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Freaky Dancin’. It’s a biography of Bez from the band, Happy Mondays. It’s fascinating to read about how insane the dude’s life has been.