Vans timeless Skate Classics silhouettes received an updated, extra-tough construction, completely redesigned with the everyday demands of skaters as the driving factor. Team riders like Lizzie Armanto, Dustin Henry, Axel Cruysberghs, Daiki Hoshino, and Giovanni Vianna need a shoe that helps them enable maximum progression, and that’s what you get here: materials and upgraded construction provide added durability and energy-return cushioning for longer skate sessions; several finishing touches to the overall aesthetic prove that Skate Classics don’t just perform, they also look damn good doing it.
Skate Classics lead with fully revised uppers that incorporate reimagined patterns and an all-new last for better heel fit. A molded heel counter and locked-in tongue straps with premium heel hold keep feet locked in for better control. The DURACAP underlay takes on a new shape, adding flexibility and removing excess bulk to eliminate hot spots, resulting in an essential fit for maximum durability where skaters need it most. Two-part foxing featuring a heavier knurl texture on toe bumpers, as well as Sick Stick, a new proprietary gum rubber compound, increases the durability and longevity of the shoe. In addition, Vans best-in-class PopCush energy-return footbeds snap back and won’t pack out, keeping legs feeling fresh to skate longer.
An always-stylish classic white/blue colorway prevails across the Skate Authentic, Skate Slip-On, Skate Sk8-Hi, Skate Old Skool, and Skate Era, while a new sidewall finish, Checkerboard flag, and “Skateboarding” branding subtly enhance these timeless styles.
Five years ago we produced the Vans documentary to end all Vans documentaries with our 5-part EST series. Watch it below!