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8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the consumers are ecstatic and commend the brand for reissuing the original Full Cab, as it is iconic.
  • The sneaker's colorway displays the original color scheme of the first release, which most loyal fans appreciate.
  • It is among the Steve Caballero's skate sneaker line with excellent quality in both material and construction, according to several purchasers.
  • The majority of the wearers find this pair of Vans sneakers to be comfortable.
  • The UltraCush Sole enhances the kick's comfort and impact cushioning.
  • One reviewer loves the fact that it doesn't need a break-in period.
  • Its high-top profile offers added ankle support.
  • Some skaters claim that the shoe is an excellent skateboarding shoe because it is very durable and provides an excellent grip.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One shoe user has griped about the tongue slipping to one side.
  • It is available in a limited colorway. 

Bottom line

The Vans 50th Full Cab Pro is an improved reissue of its predecessor. Retaining the same classic aesthetic and original burgundy colorway, this legendary sneaker model is now equipped with Vans' modern technologies such as Duracap underlays for durability, and UltraCush HD insoles for comfort and impact protection.

Loyal fans of the Full Cab and long-time skaters applauded the shoe's nostalgic design and rich heritage. Armed with protection, functionality, durability, and iconic style, this pair could be an excellent every day, all-around sneaker for every enthusiast.


Base model: Adidas Stan Smith
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Stan Smith
Price: $85
Colorways: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Multi, Pink, Red, White
Special editions: 20 special editions
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The high-top Vans 50th Full Cab Pro is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s sizing. Women can get their exact size by ordering 1.5 sizes less than their usual sizing from men’s. 

With a high-top ankle collar, this kick offers decent ankle protection and support. Also, the ankle collar is sufficiently padded that gives comfort and support. 

The Vans 50th Full Cab Pro retains the original's aesthetic, from its silhouette to textures and colorway, which it is famous for. The shoe's timeless style could easily be paired with most casual ensembles while its deep burgundy color adds a pop of stylish color.

This sneaker's edge lies in its iconic design and colorway. Displaying the original burgundy colorway and croc emboss details, loyal fans couldn't get enough of this hard-to-get sneaker model. Moreover, its upgraded features and modern specs are luring new fans as it performs well during skateboarding.

Once called the Vans Caballero, this first signature sneaker that came out from the Steve Caballero's skate sneaker line was changed to Full Cab to differentiate it from a later iteration called the Half Cab. Steve designed the Full Cab with the demands of vert skateboarding in mind. The shoe was considered innovative at that time and became legendary to then skateboarders.

Four years later a mid-top version of the Vans Full Cab was born through the DIY movement of those who bought the Full Cab. Skaters were customizing their Full Cab by cutting the collar for a looser ankle fit. Once Vans issued the Half Cab, it greatly surpassed its predecessor's success. However, loyal fans of the Full Cab weren't convinced and instead have been consistently demanding for the original's reissue.

Catering to the market's needs, Vans Full Cab has been reissued multiple times and one of them is during the brand's 50th anniversary. Vans decided to bring back the original Full Cab design and colorway but this time crafted in premium materials and modern technologies. This improved version was dubbed the Vans 50th Full Cab Pro to commemorate the anniversary and imply the modern enhancements that it now features.

  • This colorway is called “’89 burgundy/gray.”
  • Suede and embossed suede were combined to make the shoe's upper.


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