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.
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 - Adds durability and in turn length to the life of your new shoes.