These shoes never lack in the attitude department. After all, they brought the dawn of the classic Vans stripe that has developed into a status symbol of tradition and skate stature. Aside from all that personality, they've lasted as long as they have because of their ability to perform on a skateboard, and to last, and last, and last. Though they now share the ranks with many new Vans kicks with their own innovations, these bad boys aren't going anywhere. Check out the various colors, fabrics and patterns.
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.
Molded EVA Footbed - Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) insoles are a firmer material than you would find on standard orthotic insoles to offer better shock absorption while reducing the weight of the overall shoe.
|Primary Upper Materials|
|(checkerboard) black/red||Suede, Canvas|
|(mix checker) black/true white||Suede, Canvas|
|(pig suede) parisian night/blanc de blanc||Suede|
|duck green/gum||Suede, Canvas|
|ochre/true white||Suede, Canvas|
|reflecting pond/gum||Suede, Canvas|
|(podium) true white/true white||Leather|