Vans shoes, which started as skate shoes have gone on to become some of the coolest fashion shoes today. Also popularized by the Punk Rock bands of the 90s, the checkerboard slip-ons, Old Skool, and the Vans Sk8-Hi are some of the best Vans shoes even today.
That certainly doesn’t mean that you have to be a punk rocker or a skater to rock your Vans. The street cred, however, comes as a major bonus with a pair of Vans.
Another cool thing to love about Vans is how creative expression finds its way to your Vans designs. From colorways to graphic prints to custom designs, you’ll be lost like a kid in a candy store.
While we’ve rounded up the hottest styles from the house of Vans for you, they are in no way the definite list. Take your time, explore your options and find one that’s perfect for you. Here are 10 of the best Vans shoes that you can buy today!
1. Vans Shoes – Old Skool Pro
The Old Skool Pro is a Vans classic upgraded for enhanced performance. It features sturdy canvas and suede uppers, single-wrap foxing tape, and UltraCush HD sockliners providing the highest level of impact cushioning.
Vans original waffle outsoles offer great grip and support, while the DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas ensure unrivaled durability. Buy this Now.
2. Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons
The Classic Checkerboard Slip-Ons are among the top sellers and some of the best Vans shoes ever. These Slip-Ons have a low profile, sport a canvas upper with all-over checker print, and elastic side accents. They also feature the Vans original waffle outsoles and Vans flag label.
3. Vans Style 112 Pro Skate Shoes
Designed by the Vans skate team, the Style 112 Pro Skate Shoes are built for the skateboarders. These Vans shoes feature sturdy canvas, suede uppers, and Vans original waffle outsoles for grip and support. The UltraCush HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board while providing the highest level of impact cushioning.
Besides the DURACAP upper reinforcement in high wear areas for durability, the Style 112 Pro also includes Pro Vulc Lite construction to deliver the best in board feel, flex, and traction. Buy this Now.
4. Vans Bearcat Skate Shoes
Similar to the Old Skool Pro in looks, these are a slightly bulkier-looking version. Featuring sturdy canvas and suede uppers, the die-cut EVA midsoles and the thicker tongue make for a comfy and snug fit.
The vulcanized rubber soles provide grip and protection, while the Vans flag label kicks up the style quotient. Buy this Now.
5. Vans Skate Shoes – Half Cab Pro
Steve Caballero’s signature Half Cab Pros are some of the best Vans shoes ever and among our favorites! Upgraded for enhanced performance, they feature sturdy suede uppers, single-wrap foxing tape, UltraCush HD sockliners to keep the foot close to the board while providing the highest level of impact cushioning.
The Half Cab Pro also includes DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for durability. While these shoes are available in multiple colors, we think these silver Half Cab Pros make for the coolest skate shoes. Buy this Now.
6. Vans Sk8-Hi High-tops
Inspired by the classic Old Skool, the Sk8-Hi Skate Shoes offer great comfort and support. These shoes are built with sturdy canvas uppers and a supportive padded ankle. The Vans signature Waffle Outsole makes it perfect for skating.
While these Vans shoes are available in a variety of colors, we love these all-white high tops. Imagine how sexy they would look once they are worn out a little bit! Buy this Now.
7. Vans Kyle Walker Pro Skate Shoes
Just like the skater Kyle Walker, these shoes have the most character of all Vans Skate Shoes. They’re not only solid in looks but are also solid in their construction. The canvas and suede uppers along with the DURACAP upper reinforcement in high wear areas lends these shoes amazing durability.
You get the highest level of impact cushioning from the UltraCush HD impact sockliners while keeping the feet close to the board. Wafflecup construction on these shoes offers the support of a cupsole without compromising any of the grip or board feel. Buy this Now.
8. Vans Style 112 Mid Pro Skate Shoes
Designed by the Vans skate team, the only thing that is different from the original Style 112 is the Midtops. But boy do they make a difference to the looks? The Style 112 Mid Pros are your ultimate skate shoes.
9. Vans Atwood Skate Shoes
If you find the Vans Authentics a bit too plain, the Atwoods are what you need. With the Atwood Skate Shoes, you get the simplicity of the Authentics topped up with loads of style. These shoes are made of sturdy canvas uppers and comfy synthetic sole.
The classic Vans signature waffle outsole and the Vans flag label finish it off making them the simplest and yet the most stylish shoes. Buy this Now.
10. Vans Docket Suede Skate Shoes
Part of the Vans performance range, the Docket shoes are thicker-looking shoes built for ultimate comfort and durability. The uppers are made of Suede and Leather, while the Ortholite performance insoles offer long-lasting cushioning and airflow.
Double-stitched toe cap offers durability and the gum rubber outsole and the embroidered Vans logo finish it off in style. Buy this Now.