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Authentic Pro Skate Shoes

$54.95 (Sale Items: $32.95 - $37.95)
21 Reviews
Color: (suede) black
Size: Size Chart
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Vans heard you wanted a pair of Authentics you could skate. The Authentic Pros are their answer. A hefty UltraCush HD sockliner absorbs rough impacts. Duracap underlays improve durability against griptape. These are the same Authentics you've been wearing for years, just better.

  • Vulcanized
  • Original Waffle Outsole
  • Duracap
  • UltraCush™ HD

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection 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 - Made with soles twice as thick so they would wear longer, this original formula combines durability with flexy board-feel to keep all the Vans' fans happy.

Duracap - Developed and tested to withstand the abuse of the Vans pro skateboarding team; reinforcement is provided through rubber underlays in the toebox and ollie-area for lasting durability to save you time and money.

UltraCush™ HD - Vans' polyurethane-based UltraCush™ HD sockliner keeps the foot close to the board yet won't pack out over time, providing the highest level of impact cushioning.

Primary Upper Materials
(suede) blackSuede
(velvet) lavenderSuede, Canvas
aqua haze/soothing seaSuede, Canvas
black/true whiteSuede
mineral red/marshmallowSuede, Canvas
pale banana/marshmallowSuede, Canvas
rumba red/port royaleSuede, Canvas
(checkerboard) smoke blueCanvas
stv navy/whiteCanvas
true white/true whiteCanvas
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Reviewed by 21 customers

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by AV (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/20/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - (suede) black
2 people have found this review helpful
Great upgrade from the classic
by Chelsea Shane in fruitport, MI (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/19/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - black/classic gum
Ultracush is all I ever wear from vans anymore. Once you try the “pro” version of any shoe from them you won’t go back. Great durable upper and nice thick sole. Love these.
0 person has found this review helpful
by Joshua Parson in Racine, WI (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/3/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - black/classic gum
Not bad but I am switching to Adidas after wearing these shoes...Vans soles seem to wear through excessively new Adidas 3MC shoes not only seem to have a tougher sole, but the sole is noticeably thicker. I won't be buying Vans anymore
2 people have found this review helpful
by Kirk Barrett in Doral, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/28/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - black/classic gum
Perfect fit and real comfortable. They are worth it.
0 person has found this review helpful
Great service!
by Andrea Loughran in salinas, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/25/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - true white/true white
So I had to call tactics to possibly adjust a size on my order. Real person immediately picked up. Professional and friendly. Really cared about customer experience. Shipped out so fast. My takeaway was that they are a small but super efficient operation backed by people who are invested in making customer happy and growing their business.
3 people have found this review helpful
Love em
Posted on 3/14/2019
Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes - black/classic gum
1 person has found this review helpful

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Asked by Lukas on 12/14/2017
are the black (suede) vans authentic pros completely suede? I cannot tell if there is any canvas on them. thank you
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 12/14/2017
These are completely suede and do not have any canvas.
1 person has found this answer helpful
Asked by wlll on 10/23/2017
Do the black suede ones come with black laces?
Answered by Hunter H (Tactics Employee) on 10/24/2017
Yes they do!
2 people have found this answer helpful