Who should buy the Vans Half Cab Pro

The mid-top Vans Half Cab Pro is a bona fide skateboarding sneaker built with features that compel you to be a bit more aggressive out there. Buy it if:

  • Your go-to getup consists of skate pants (whether skinny or baggy) and a pair of sporty shorts.
  • You need a pair that sticks like glue, whether on city pavements or on the board.
  • Sneakers that provide lasting comfiness and durability are what you need.
  • Shoes with an 80-dollar price tag (or less) excite you.

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Who should NOT buy it

If you're unsure about the Half Cab Pro's unruly tongue, check out something that has no reported issues about it—something like the Vans Sk8-Low. Also, you're better off getting the Vans Old Skool if you don't want to look like you got swollen ankles all the time.

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The enduring Vans Half Cab Pro

Skaters are impressed with the Vans Half Cab Pro's remarkable durability.

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Gives pro-like skateboarding skills

Scores of Vans fans say that the featured shoe is a great sneaker for skate tricks, thanks to its excellent boardfeel.

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Maximum comfiness

Sneakerheads in droves say that it is the most comfortable skate shoe they've ever owned.

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The Half Cab Pro's mobile tongue

The shoe's tongue doesn't like staying in place, verified buyers say.

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Traction superstar

The gum bottom of this Vans shoe provides excellent grip, as per many reviewers.

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A double-edged collar

Numerous sneakerheads, including cyclists, say that the Half Cab Pro's supportiveness is noteworthy, thanks to its thick ankle padding. That said, some of them admit that the collar's thickness makes their ankles look bulky.

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Cloud-nine underfoot cushioning

Tons of skaters love its UltraCush removable insole as its chunky heel provides high cushioning.

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For seekers of low-priced gems

Like most Vans sneakers, this feature-rich pair doesn't break the bank. For more breathtakingly inexpensive shoes, click here.

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The origin of the Vans Half Cab Pro

In 2005, Steve Caballero worked with Vans to create the Half Cab. This skate-specific sneaker was built with a suede cover, a padded tongue, and vulcanized rubber outsole.

Although this instantly captivated the hearts of street-skating riders, the more daring skateboarders demanded a more cushioned footbed to support their arches. In response, Vans introduced the Vans Half Cab Pro in 2007. This upgraded design with enhanced performance features provides extra cushioning underfoot, as well as additional support. This hybrid shoe has crossed boundaries of style and function as it is also hailed as a celebrated BMX shoe.

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Half Cab
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Steve Caballero
Collection: Vans UltraCush, Vans Duracap
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA

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