Vans and Independent teamed up to make this colorway of Tony Trujillo's most advanced shoe model yet, packed with features to make it durable and supportive for rugged skating. The durable upper is reinforced with rubber shields and duracap to make these shoes extra resilient. Ultracush Lite 3D insoles bless your feet with fine tuned support without sacrificing that vulcanized board feel, and the Waffle Flex outsole has been beefed up to provide extra grip and durability in the highest wear areas.
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.
Pro VULC Lite Construction - For intuitive control, 50 years of proven Vans professional vulcanized natural gum rubber outsole constructions deliver the ultimate in board feel, flex and traction.
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™ Lite 3D - Blends the lightweight and responsive feel of the UltraCush™ Lite sockliner with a dual-density foam surrounded by a molded heel cup for unsurpassed cushioning, boardfeel and support.