Fearless, raw, and committed John Cardiel's approach to skating has always mirrored his approach to life. This intensity combined with an ability to skate anything placed him in a league of his own. And while Cardiel first gained recognition for his skating, he also became legendary for his determination. After an accident caused doctors to proclaim he would never walk again, John was quick to prove them wrong. His skating and positivity continue to turn heads. The John Cardiel part of the Vans Legends Collection by Stance pays homage to John. Whether skating, terrorizing the streets on a fixed gear, or just catching up with friends, Cardiel embodies the thrill inherent in simply living.