The Authentic skate shoes from Vans have stayed true to their roots and have not changed since 1966, now they're a classic for any casual occasion. The Authentic is the first lace-up skate shoe to feature Vans' signature waffle bottom construction, original vulcanized sole and durable upper materials.
Upper: Canvas (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Original Waffle Outsole
Four Eyelet Lace-Up
Padded Collar and Footbed
Reviewed by 18 customers
by Miles D
in Avon, IN(Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/16/2014
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - (xtuff) white/bran
Funny story I just started nursing school and I wanted some shoes that I knew were tough and comfortable. I waited and waited and finally Vans dropped these suckers. They are way nice. The exterior is some sort of leather coating that doesn't stain and you can wipe s### right off it. (Literally s### and blood) Of course you have the waffle soul to tear it up on your board to class and back. I'm positive this material will hold better than canvas and you might keep part of your pinky toe when doing tres and kicks. Any way they feel as true any other Vans skate shoe just a little more tough. Aleo i bet the black would look crisp for a night out and not have to worry about shoes that smell like beer and look like piss.
I absolutely love these vans! I'm very picky when it comes to shoes, but especially Vans. I like Van Dorens and California, basically Vans that are only here for a while. And I really liked these the minute I looked at them.