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Vans Celebrates 25 Years of the Half Cab

Vans Half Cab 25This fall, the Vans Half Cab celebrates 25 years of legendary skateboarding heritage. Originally released in 1992, the Half Cab represents an era of true design innovation. Constructed by street skaters in the early 90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans Caballero pro model and spawning the “lighter, better, faster” version of its predecessor, the iconic signature shoe for Steve Caballero has stood the test of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite. The Half Cab has indisputably revolutionized performance skate progression, and still to this day, represents the leading-edge modifications in skateboarding footwear for which Vans has come to be known.

An icon in his own right with more than 45 years of influential skateboarding under his belt, from his tenure as part of the original Bones Brigade crew to his decades-long career as a pioneer of skateboarding from vert and park, to street and bowl, Vans honors legend Steve Caballero with the release of two exclusive Half Cab colorways in the token silver anniversary hue and classic black.

Half Cab 25 HeelHighlighting premium pig suede uppers, metallic silver details, and a tonal embroidered “XXV” on the back heel for a commemorative touch, the 25th Anniversary Vans Half Cab is equipped with Vans Pro Skate’s signature Pro Classics performance innovation, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.

The Vans Half Cab 25th Anniversary colorways are available now at authorized Vans Pro Skate dealers near you. Visit Vans.com/skate for the dealer locator and more information on the latest Vans performance skate models.

Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Results and Recap

Ben HatchellVans Park Series stop #5 in Huntington Beach, California is a wrap with Tom Schaar nailing down another first place finish and Brighton Zeuner taking command of the Women’s podium. The results are below.

Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Final Results
Men
1. Tom Schaar
2. Ben Hatchell
3. CJ Collins
4. Keegan Palmer
5. Tristan Rennie
6. Karl Berglind
7. Cory Juneau
8. Jagger Eaton

Women
1. Brighton Zeuner
2. Bryce Wettstein
3. Nora Vasconcellos
4. Jordyn Barratt
5. Hanna Zanzi
6. Kody Tamanaha
7. Grace Marhoefer
8. Lizzie Armanto

If you’d missed the VPS action from Huntington Beach you can watch the On Demand live stream feeds of the Women’s and Mens competitions right here.

VPS Pro Challenger Rankings
1. Tom Schaar
2. Karl Berglind
3. Murilo Peres
4. Willy Lara
5. Tristan Rennie

VPS Continental Champions
Oceania – Bowman Hansen
Europe – Rune Glifberg
Americas – Patrick Ryan
Asia – ?
Africa – ?

* Top 5 VPS Tour Pro Challengers and Continental Champions at the end of the 2017 season earn a spot in the Vans Park Series World Championships to skate against the Vans Park Series Select Pros for the 2017 VPS World Championship title in Shanghai, China. Drop by the Vans Park Series site for more info.

Pedro Barros Wins 2017 Vans Park Series Stop #4

YouTube Preview ImageBrazilian ripper Pedro Barros tore into the bowls, hips and spine of Hastings Skatepark with raw determination in his first-ever visit. His Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour.

“Fortunately, I was able to come to Canada this year,” said Canada event winner Pedro Barros. “This place, everybody, the energy, these guys are true skaters. Thank you, we are all united together!”

Final Results
1. Pedro barros
2. Karl Berglind
3. Tom Schaar
4. Ivan Federico
5. Cory Juneau
6. Robin Bolian
7. Trey Wood
8. Alex Sorgente

Drop by the Vans Park Series website to see the archived webcast, action photos and VPS Tour standings. Visit The Boardr website for complete results.

Loveletters to Skateboarding: Unleashed the East- Part 2

YouTube Preview ImageJeff Grosso sits down with Jerry Hsu to talk about skating, parents, his culture, rad Asian skaters and much more.

Vans’ UltraRange Pro Pioneers New Evolution of Skate Cushioning and Grip

Vans Ultra ProVans is set for a global release the UltraRange Pro this Saturday, June 17th. This revolutionary performance skate shoe is designed to enhance the fundamental union of skate cushioning and grip with the introduction of a unique co-molded bottom unit, combining Vans’ trusted UltraCush™ Lite foam with Vans’ original waffle outsole. This all-new shoe also utilizes a brand-new internal sock-fit construction, providing a breathable, responsive and snug fit, along with ventilated tongue, collar and quarter panels for increased airflow. Drop by the UltraRange Pro’s mini site for more info.

Talkin’ Pro Models With Gilbert Crockett

YouTube Preview ImageRipped Laces sits down with Gilbert to talk about the design process of his new Crockett 2 shoe and its influences as well as some memorable skate shoe models of yesteryear.