Verdict from 12 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Versatile: Almost all owners are saying that the Destruct SF is an awesome all-around sneaker.
  • Comfy: According to nearly all owners, the Vans Destruct SF is more comfortable than most Vans sneakers.
  • Sturdy: The Destruct SF is built to last, most users declare. According to them, these shoes are more durable than Chucks.
  • Stylish: A good number of buyers appreciate the Vans Destruct SF's smart casual look.
  • Grippy: A few wearers observe that the sole is not slippery.
  • Stable: These low-top sneakers are very supportive, an owner exclaims.

1 reason not to buy

  • Weighty: These low-tops from Vans are a little bulky, one wearer gripes.

Bottom line

The Vans Destruct SF have you covered on all fronts. These low-top sneakers deliver incredible style and comfort thanks to its surf-inspired design and UltraCush sock liner. No matter where you go, these sneakers from Vans won't let you down.

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Vans Destruct SF: Built for every terrain

The Vans Destruct SF is a rugged, all-terrain sneaker that bridges classic surf designs with new styles (such as the UltraRange). These sneakers were crafted through the collaborative effort of Vans athletes and designers to foster the spirit of exploration.

“The Destruct SF is such a rad-looking shoe, but it goes beyond that. From comfort, grip to durability, it truly feels like this shoe was created with our lifestyle and surfing in mind,” Vans Global Surf Team Rider Kyle Kuss explains.

Stand out features of the Vans Destruct SF

  • An exaggerated reverse rubber lug outsole offers an increased grip on any terrain
  • Knurled rubber overlays provide an added layer of protection and enhance the shoe's durability.
  • A drop-in UltraCush insole provides all-day comfort and support.
  • An exposed rubber heel counter keeps the foot stable.


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