VANS SLIP-ON CHECKER BOARD SKATEISTAN
In August 2021, we suspended our programs in Afghanistan for the first time since 2009, when we first opened the doors of our Skate School in Kabul. For over a decade, thousands of children in Afghanistan had found a safe space at Skateistan, where they could play, learn and dream. Now our future in Afghanistan is uncertain.
This is a chance for us to begin A New Chapter. We want to rebuild, to expand and take the joy of skateboarding further afield. Our aim is to expand to 20 locations over the next year, and reach 4,500 students each week. This is an ambitious goal and we cannot do it alone. Will you help us to write the next chapter of the Skateistan story?
The iconic classic that everyone knows and loves, but with a bit more meat. Vans took their Classic Slip-On, put it on steroids, and created a slip durable enough to take all the abuse you can throw at it.
The Slip-On Pro from Vans is more robust than ever with a new removable Ultracush HD insole that provides great support and cushioning. The DuraCap quarter panel ensures this shoe isn't going to fall apart at the thought of griptape.
Primary Upper Materials
Suede, except for:
- (checkerboard) black/white, white/white: Canvas
- Original Waffle Outsole
- UltraCush™ HD
- Padded Cuff
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66 Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.
Duracap - Vans shoes with Duracap feature reinforced rubber underlays in the areas where your shoes wear out the fastest. Durcap was developed and tested to withstand the abuse of the Vans pro skateboarding team, and gives you added durability even if you skate daily.
UltraCush™ HD - Vans' polyurethane-based UltraCush™ HD sockliner keeps the foot close to the board yet won't pack out over time, providing the highest level of impact cushioning.