The Vans Pros are actually the models as they were developed in 1966. Real Skate Shoes. Equipped with the sturdy nose for the ollies, stiff waffle sole for less wear and an Ultracush sole for the right cushioning. The looks of these shoes are exactly the same as the fashion variants that you can now buy in many stores. You will notice that even when not skating the shoe runs better, feels firmer and lasts longer. Vans Pro is only sold at specialty skate shops and online. At Burned Sports we are focused on: skate, indoor sports, lifestyle and casual clothing.
In 1966 Vans started as a real skate brand. The models of that time were equipped with a reinforced nose, a stiff waffle sole and an extra set of laces. As Vans slowly transformed into a casual brand, functionality has changed over the years. Vans sneakers have long been an indispensable part of everyday fashion. Many people (young and old) love the Oldskool Low and the Sk-8 High for its neutral looks. The looks of these classic models have always remained the same. Skating with these (fashion) variants was not really a success.
A Dura Cap is a silicone layer that is attached under the upper of the shoe. Skaters often slide with the top of their foot across the board to lift the board off the ground in one smooth motion. The top of a skateboard is covered with griptape. Griptape provides good grip while skating, but it will rub the top of your shoe. The Dura Cap therefore ensures that the upper of your shoe lasts longer.
During the craziest movements and sometimes dangerous heights you can occasionally hit the ground hard. That is why it is so pleasant to be well received. With running shoes, the sole is rounded in such a way that you come down in a smooth movement. With skate shoes you should have a flat sole to maintain the ultimate board feeling. An Ultra Cush insole ensures that you are well cushioned, while you have the good feeling with your board. Even when not skating, this sole provides soft cushioning, even if the shoes are flat.
The Vans signature waffle sole can be found on almost every model. This structure provides a good grip while skating and walking. The waffle sole is now designed in such a way that it offers more grip on your big toe than on the little toe. This in turn provides better board control. The quality of rubber has also been improved with the Vans Pro compared to the fashion version. The color of the sole is often darker to show that you are dealing with Vans Pro.