When it comes to long-lasting cushioned support, these shoes take home the grand prize. The Wafflecup construction gives you the durability and support of a cupsole while still retaining the natural feel you get from vulcanized shoes. They also feature Van's UltraCush Lite midsole for impact absorption and a soft sock-fit bootie internally to reduce hot spots and increase responsiveness. The reverse Waffle Lug outsole offers great grip without adding weight so you can travel light all day in comfort and style.
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.
LuxLiner Bootie Construction - This advanced liner construction improves the comfort and fit by enabling the shoe to conform and move with the shape of the foot. This free-floating liner is an extension of the tongue. It's hidden under the front surface of the shoe and is able to move independently from the outer shell.
This system increases airflow, breathability and reduces any chance of hot spots or pinching in the toe box.
Reverse Waffle Lug Tread - Reverse Waffle Lug tread pattern is grippy and tough for wherever you’re trying to get to.
UltraCush™ Lite - Vans' UltraCush™ Lite low-profile foam sockliner is ultralight and anatomically contoured for quick, responsive cushioning, providing a natural fit and ride.