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The Vans x Independent Half Cab Pro model is a skate shoe with an adjustable lace closure. The mid-top profile of this skate shoe gives wearers sufficient ankle support without too much restriction.
The Half Cab Pro from the Independent x Vans collaboration manages to stay true to the classic heritage of the Half Cab Pro model. At the same time, it also flaunts unique features that give a nod to the skate truck manufacturer’s skateboarding legacy.
The Vans x Independent Half Cab Pro dress blues/demitasse comes mainly in blue canvas/suede panels with hints of brown on the collar and sides and Independent brandings on the heel and midsole.
Pro skater Steve Caballero’s Half Cab Pro silhouette received a unique upgrade in a collaboration between Vans and Independent Truck Company. The collaborative model retains that signature features of the pro upgrade to the classic Vans Half Cab but revamped with design details inspired by the skate truck manufacturer. In particular, the Independent’s signature cross logo adorns the heel part of the midsole while the word “Independent” further enhances the design detail at the heel.
Introduced in 2007 by the brand known for its "Off the Wall" tagline is an upgraded pro version of the classic Vans Half Cab silhouette - the Vans Half Cab Pro.
The Half Cab Pro flaunts design upgrades that give better skate performance than its predecessor. Vans opted to take away the vulcanized construction of the Half Cab and replace it with a cup sole for improved impact protection and cushioning, additional support, and superior grip.
In 2018, the Half Cab Pro made its way to be part of a well-celebrated collaboration between Vans and Independent Truck Company or Independent Trucks, a California-based manufacturer of skateboard trucks. The shoe is called the Vans x Independent Half Cab Pro.
- Skateboard trucks are part of skateboards that hold the wheels. They are also called “Indy.”
- The Vans x Independent Half Cab Pro also features DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays for increased durability.