Size and fit

The Vans UltraRange Pro has a lace-up fastening system that delivers a snug fit. The brand added padding on the collar and tongue for a comfy and secure fit apt for the flips and jumps. Furthermore, the internal sock-fit construction provides breathable and locked-in fit seemly for city cruising and skateboarding.

Vans UltraRange Pro Style

The low-top Vans UltraRange Pro showcases hints from the vintage Old Skool and the modern athletic footwear. This shoe is made of mesh and suede upper with a suede Sidestripe overlay for an authentic laidback look. Meanwhile, Vans added some ventilation details keeping the wearer's feet comfy and dry for all-day use. UltraRange Pro versatility is commendable as many reviewers shared that they enjoy this kick to almost any laidback getup such as baggy jeans, skinnies, shorts, and some don this with their pair of slacks for work. Some ladies, meanwhile, suggest sporting this with skirts, legging, or even dresses for a bolder, relaxed ensemble.

Notable Features

One feature of the Vans UltraRange Pro that will surely catch the onlookers' attention is its profile that significantly resembles the running shoes. This feature is apt for the outdoor activities that had been refurbished to suit the technical demands of modern-day skateboarders.

Vans UltraRange Pro History

The Van Doren Rubber Company was established in Southern California in the mid-60s by brothers Paul Van Doren and Jan Van Doren and with their friends Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. Their first creations were made of thick and durable rubber soles dressed in Duck Canvas #10, the sturdiest material one could ever get during that time.

Not long after, skaters across California were seen sporting the stylish and high-performance footwear of Vans. These Thrashers coined the name 'House of Vans' in the 70s and started the slogan ' Off the Wall.'

Moreover, the brand launched the Style # 36 or more popularly called Old Skool in 1976. This model displayed a leather panel with a sturdy suede toe box to maximize the protection especially during flip tricks and high jumps off the rails. Old Skool was the first-ever iteration of Vans that used the iconic Sidetripe, the result of Paul Van Doren's random doodle.

As the brand exponentially reached popularity in the 70s, the company filed for bankruptcy in the 80s but was able to recover and pay all its debts. After that, the company expanded and began offering apparel and accessories to serve an extended array of consumers.

In 2017, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts appealed for footwear that bears the DNA of Old Skool silhouette but with elements suitable for outdoor exploration. The brand launched the UltraRange model as the modernized variety of the four-decade-old Old Skool to fit the current market.

The UltraRange line stays faithful in delivering a stylish and versatile kick with unparalleled comfort and durability. Most summer-ready shoes in this collection have unmatched breathability with superb grip apt for all kinds of terrains.

Vans added their UltraRange silhouette to its Pro Skate repertoire. The brand unveiled their most technical skate shoe to date called the UltraRange Pro with high-technical features fitting for the gnarliness of the modern skateboarding scenes. Vans inserted the Duracap on the toecap that works as reinforcement to enhance the durability, the LuxLiner to improve the stability, and the molded outsole that delivers lightweight cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Duracap is found on the first third of the UltraRange Pro. This feature holds the structure of the toe cap for hardwearing skating demands and delivers an added layer of reinforcement on areas that wear out the fastest.
  • This product weighs 369 grams.
  • It has breathable tongue and collar and quarter panel vents to maximize ventilation.
  • The LuxLiner sock-like construction delivers a snug fit by naturally conforming to the shape of the foot. This technology improves ventilation and reduces the chances of hot spot formation or pinching on the toe box.
  • This shoe has cupsole construction merged with UltraCush Lite technology that provides lightweight cushioning, better board feel, and protection from impact.
  • The translucent reverse waffle pattern tread on its rubber outsole furnishes excellent grip on and off the board.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans UltraRange
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Ultrarange, Vans UltraCush, Vans Duracap
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole

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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.