The Vans Classic Half Cab skate shoes are for working out that fakie 180 ollie until you can plant it better than its creator, Steve Caballero. Even if you can't, at least you can look as good on the board with Steve's shoe, the Classic Half Cab from Vans. Back in the 90's, skaters were wrapping down Sk8-Hi's themselves for more ankle flex. Vans adopted that DIY style and released the Half Cab to offer you the same sturdy support of a high cut, but with the flexibility of low profile kicks.
Primary Upper Materials
Original Waffle Outsole
Double Stitching in Ollie Area
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66 Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.
Double Stitching in Ollie Area - Adds durability and in turn length to the life of your new shoes.
by Mildred Small
in Pittsfield, MA(Verified Buyer)
I've been wearing Vans for over 30 years, but got my first pair of Half Cabs about a year ago. I'm donating them to Goodwill. The super thick tongue has nothing to keep it in place, so it slides over to the side, leaving one half the foot with a bunched up tongue on it, the other half against exposed laces. Tightening the laces to hold down the tongue makes the shoe unbearably tight. They're bomb proof, but I just can't wear them. Back to Sk8 Highs for me.
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by Minh P
in Near You(Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/6/2015
Vans Classic Half Cab Skate Shoes - black
wear size 9 in half cab, size 9.5 in Janoski, size 10 in Busenitz vulc. great shoe, very little gap between tip of toes to tip of shoe, fits much like Busenitz Vulc (only narrower in toe area) but sole of shoe last longer. Janoski are great but too much gap between toe and tip of shoe (almost 1/4" gap) you can live with it but why woulda want to.
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by Pirate T
in San Pedro, CA(Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/20/2015
Vans Classic Half Cab Skate Shoes - (suede/buck) tobacco brown
Love the color texture and specialy the price...always been a fan of hslf cabs