Size and fit

The low-top Vans Berle Pro is a unisex shoe. Similar to a plethora of Vans skate sneakers, it features a regular lace-up closure that provides a snug or loose fit, which depends on the user. Many have implied that its break-in period could be over in one use.

Vans Berle Pro Style

Looking on the exterior, this model looks like a typical Vans Old Skool sneaker. But, what makes it a tad different is that instead of the usual canvas, this model has a leather upper with suede overlays. While the construction of the Vans Berle Pro is primarily for function, the modest aesthetic allows it to blend naturally with most casual clothes. The colorways released so far are essentially two-toned.

Due to its low-top compact profile and basic colors, the sneaker can be worn by skaters and casual wearers. From skating up to holiday trips, going with the Vans Berle Pro is as sensible as it gets.

Notable Features

The Vans Berle Pro boasts the WaffleControl technology at the insole, which is the primary reason for its excellent board feel and underfoot comfort.  It has a Duracap-reinforced upper that provides toe protection. The waffle outsole can be relied on for an optimal grip.

Vans Berle Pro History

Santa Monica in California is considered by most as a marquee landmark in skateboarding culture. Modern skateboarding, as we know it, took shape in this Los Angeles coastal city. Regarded as the “breeding ground” of skaters, it is no surprise that Santa Monica is home to numerous popular ones. Among the latest offsprings of this “skate” city is Elijah Berle.

Berle’s path to relevancy in the skating world is not a walk in the park. As a kid, he had to endure the gentrification in Santa Monica that made it difficult for locals such as himself to live by. Frequent visits to the park have sparked Berle’s passion for skating. Soon, he was sufficiently recognizable by the community that Vans offered him an endorsement deal in 2019 to have his line of signature shoes. The first model released is the Vans Berle Pro.

Additional Info

  • Black/black/white, pewter/mango mojito, and black/white are its available colorways.
  • $80 is the regular price of the Vans Berle Pro.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede
Colorways: Black / Red / White / Grey / Green / Beige

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Danny McLoughlin

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