Who should buy the Vans Kyle Walker Pro

One of Van's feature-rich kicks, the Kyle Walker Pro is made to impress both on the board and city streets. You're part of its target audience if:

  • You want to blend in with the crowd at casual events and parties.
  • Most of your day is spent walking or standing for hours.
  • Sneakers that give off a premium aura minus the high asking price are what you desire.
  • You're a skateboarder who prefers pulling off tricks on stairs.

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Who should NOT buy it

Trade the Kyle Walker Pro for the Vans Ward if you want a more durable pair. Also, you're better off wearing the Vans Old Skool 36 DX if you prefer sneakers with generously padded collars.

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Built with great attention to detail

The Vans Kyle Walker Pro has excellent workmanship, according to many reviewers.

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Kyle Walker Pro: A giver in comfort

Scores of reviewers are pretty satisfied with the high amounts of comfort this sneaker provides.

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Leveled-up cushioning

Its upgraded cushioning helps numerous skaters to last longer during rides and grinds.

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Needs better leather

There are those who say that the shoe's leather parts wear out after only a few weeks of use.

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The Vans Kyle Walker Pro's laidback chicness

Many skaters say that this Vans model is cool and fashionable enough for hanging out.

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Not a dirt magnet

It has been reported that the materials used on this skate-centric sneaker are quite resistant to scuffs and dirt.

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Scratchy collar at first

Sneakerheads say that its collar rubs against the Achilles heel during break-in. They say that this goes away once the shoe loosens up fully.

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Sensitive and protective

It has a superb boardfeel and grants extra impact protection, according to a bunch of skaters.

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Conqueror of stairs

The fusion of the vulcanized sole and the cupsole makes it quite suitable for stair tricks and flips, which most skaters like.

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The Vans Kyle Walker Pro in history

When Vans first pitched the idea to Kyle, it was ridiculously overwhelming for the rising street surfer. And by the way, it all happened when he was a bit unsober, so the idea didn't immediately sink in. But the fortunate event occurred, and the world was introduced to one of the best all-around skate shoes known to man.

Kyle Walker was among the rising pro skaters in 2013. Vans didn't fail to take notice and introduced a prototype design to him on February 24, 2015. He had few insights about the shoe, including a thicker insole and elastic bands that improve the shoe's fit around the tongue. The Waffle Cupsole was also a great addition, according to him.

This skate sneaker drew its inspiration from other brands like the Reynolds 3 and Diamonds skate shoes. The Vans Kyle Walker Pro was Kyle's first signature shoe. It was released worldwide on July 9, 2016.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Kyle Walker
Collection: Vans UltraCush, Vans Duracap
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA, Canvas, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.