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Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes

$69.95 - $74.95 (Sale Items: $43.95 - $55.95)
8 Reviews
Color: (suede) blackout
Size: Size Chart
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Gilbert Crockett is an all-terrain terrorizer, so it's fitting that the second incarnation of his signature shoe is equipped to handle most anything you throw at it. Vans Wafflecup Construction and UltraCush HD Cushioning combine to provide a comfortable ride that can help withstand the biggest of impacts, and allow you to roll away in one piece. This shoe is the perfect marriage of classic style, paying homage to legendary Van's shoes of the past, and modern technology focused on board feel and cushioning.

  • Vulcanized
  • Cupsole
Pro Model
  • Gilbert Crockett
  • Wafflecup Construction
  • Molded Heel Pocket Insert
  • Duracap
  • UltraCush™ HD

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.

Cupsole - Cupsoles are durable, well-cushioned and provide the best impact protection against hard landings. The sole consists of a single rubber layer, reinforced with glue then stitched to the upper. Cupsoles generally last longer than vulcanized soles, but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.


Wafflecup Construction - Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup construction offers today’s skateboarders the support of a cupsole without sacrificing any of the grip and board feel of a traditional vulcanized shoe.

First, the upper is stitched together, then the soft, uncured rubber is wrapped around the upper.

Next the gum rubber vans cupsole is fitted to the uncured rubber. After that the toe bumper is wrapped around the "wafflecup".

Finally the shoe is then heated in the vulcanizing oven until it's fully cured and bonded, just like a traditional vulcanized shoe. End result: cupsole support, vulc feel.

Molded Heel Pocket Insert - Anatomically molded heel cup inserts are shaped to lock heels in place without the need for bulky foam padding.

Duracap - Vans shoes with Duracap feature reinforced rubber underlays in the areas where your shoes wear out the fastest. Durcap was developed and tested to withstand the abuse of the Vans pro skateboarding team, and gives you added durability even if you skate daily.

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) blackoutSuede
leather brown/potting soilSuede, Canvas
true white/blackSuede, Canvas
(rubber) cumin/blackCanvas
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 8 customers

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by GearPilot in Anytown U.S.A. (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 10/9/2018
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - black/white
This shoe might be one of the best skate shoes Vans has ever produced. This is my 2nd pair. Pros: slim but tough, boardfeel, wafflecup, overall durability is on point. Cons/requested additions: They really need to make an all suede version. The shoe could also use some elastic tongue stabilizer, or some kind of booty system, but I'm just nitpicking. I would seriously buy the black and white version of the Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 nine out of ten times.
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great product
by Magdalena Kirigin in miami beach, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/8/2018
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - cabernet/black
fits good
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solid shoe
by Anne in New York, NY (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 5/5/2018
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - turtledove/dress blues/gum
looks great and fits true to size. the bottom of my heel got a bit blistered the first few times wearing, but i find blisters are pretty normal for breaking in vans shoes.
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Cool shoes
by Marc in Portland, OR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/24/2018
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - white/black
Great grip
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nice design
by Rafael Rodriguez in Key Biscayne, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/15/2018
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - white/black
fit it 100%
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Back to Gilberts
by Honest Review in Chicago, IL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/5/2017
Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes - delft/white
Had 3 pairs of the first generation Gilbert Crocketts then just skated through 2 pairs of Kyle Walkers. Made the switch back to the Gilberts from the Kyle’s because 1) the board feel is noticeably better 2) Not as heavy 3) Break in faster 4) More flexible. These are slightly less padded than the Kyle Walkers but I still prefer them. I haven’t had them very long, but curious to see how they last. If you read the reviews on, there are a lot of complaints about ripping and separation early on near the ollie area. Hopefully that won’t happen with these since the first generation held up extremely well but we’ll see. Both these and the Walkers are great shoes, it just depends what your preference is. Also, these have more of the classic Vans look which I like.
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Asked by Nick on 8/23/2017
Would you say they fit more wide or narrow?
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 8/24/2017
These are leaning more towards the narrow side, similar to an era pro or authentic.
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Asked by Jose on 7/10/2017
How is the boardfeel? Im used to vulcanized shoes
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 7/13/2017
They will have a little less board feel than a standard vulc due to the Waffle Cup sole that has both vulc wrap and cupsole. They still have pretty good board feel but do take a little extra time to break in.
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