Pro Classics
CLASSIC STYLE REINVENTED WITH UPGRADED CUSHIONING AND DURABILITY

Identified by their distinctive PRO CLASSICS label package, Vans PRO CLASSICS are built to last longer with reinforced abrasion areas and provide the extra support and cushioning demanded by the world’s best professional skateboarders.
PRO CUSHIONING
Vans’ polyurethane-based ULTRACUSH™ HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board, yet won’t pack out over time—providing our highest level of IMPACT cushioning.
PRO DURABILITY
The added DURACAP rubber reinforcement underlays in high-wear areas are engineered to withstand the abuse of Vans Pro Skate, and by providing lasting durability, save everyday skateboarders time and money.
50thAnniversary Collection
AUTHENTIC™ PRO
The original Hawaiian surf legend, Duke Kahanamoku helped spread surfing throughout the world as an actor and five-time Olympic medalist. When he met Vans founder Paul Van Doren, Duke took the shirt off his back and asked Paul to make some shoes with it. The Authentic Pro ’66 marries Duke’s iconic Aloha print with upgraded cushioning and durability.

AUTHENTIC™ PRO
Not all Z-Boys were boys! An original member of the Zephyr team, Peggy Oki is a skate pioneer who revolutionized the sport, proving the ladies can get just as rad as the guys. The Authentic Pro ’74 commemorates the Zephyr team’s explosion onto the skateboard scene at the ‘74 Del Mar Classic, with upgraded cushioning and durability.

ERA™ PRO
An original Z-Boy, filmmaker, and co-founder of Powell Peralta Skateboards, Stacy Peralta brought his skate expertise to the design of Vans’ classic Era shoe in 1976. Today’s Era Pro ’76 takes the classic style of the first-ever “Off the Wall” shoe and combines it with upgraded cushioning and durability.

MID SKOOL PRO
With a brash, aggressive style both on and off the board, Tony Alva is one of the true innovators of skate culture. The Mid Skool ’79 continues what T.A. started: skater-driven design built for progressive no holds barred skating, now with upgraded cushioning and durability.

SLIP-ON PRO
After it appeared in a movie the lawyers say we are not supposed to mention, the classic Slip-on became a phenomenon and has been the iconic shoe of California’s youth culture ever since. Now the classic checkerboard goes Pro with the Slip-On Pro ’82, made for today with upgraded cushioning and durability.

SK8-HI® PRO
With raw power, incredible style, and a larger-than-life persona Christian Hosoi helped take skateboarding from relative obscurity in the early ’80s to soaring global popularity. The Sk8-Hi® Pro ’83 features a double checkerboard, recreating one of the most legendary skate shoes of all time, now with upgrade cushioning and durability.

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ERA™ PRO
As one of the first Freestyle BMX superstars, Eddie Fiola helped push BMX to a new level of popularity. Today’s Era Pro ‘84 goes retro in red, white and blue — just like Eddie wore in his famous Vans ad — but with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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SK8-HI® PRO
Known as the Iron Man of Freestyle BMX, Dennis “DMC” McCoy began competing pro in 1986 and has helped pioneer the sport ever since! The Sk8-Hi Pro ’86 features its most iconic colorway from the ’80s, improved to modern standards with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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SK8-HI® PRO
From the Santa Cruz team in the ’80s to Black Label in the ’90s and AntiHero today, Jeff Grosso bleeds skateboarding. Now, Jeff’s custom black & white two-tone Sk8-Hi has been modernized with upgraded cushioning and durability and re-christened as the Sk8-Hi Pro ’87.

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FULL CAB PRO
Already a legend, Steve Caballero brought high functionality to his first signature shoe in 1989. Street skaters adopted the Caballero and customized it into the Half Cab, the most iconic skate shoe of the ‘90s. Now, the Full Cab goes Pro again with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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OLD SKOOL™ PRO
The pioneer of smooth, Ray Barbee helped define the culture and style of modern skateboarding by taking skaters from backyard ramps to city streets. The Old Skool Pro ’92 reintroduces Ray’s iconic shoe, now with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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CHUKKA PRO
With unbridled enthusiasm, energy, and the ability to skate anything and everything, John Cardiel’s legendary skating will be revered for generations to come. The Chukka Boot ’93 keeps a nostalgic ‘90s colorway but gives it modern Pro construction with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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ROWLEY PRO
Geoff Rowley’s first Vans signature shoe combined style and function, emphasizing grip and boardfeel to allow Geoff to go full throttle without sacrificing control. Rowley never looked back and has become one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Now, the Rowley Pro ’00 has been reinvented in the original all-black colorway and with upgraded cushioning and durability.

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