Back in the days before companies thought to produce midcut skate shoes, pro skaters like Jeff Grosso and Steve Caballero used to hack off the tops of their hightops to create rudimentary mids. Grosso, now in his mid-40s, has been skating pro vert for over 20 years and still rips. Vans keeps him laced with a trio of classics -- the Sk8-Mid Vert Pro and the Sk8-Hi Vert Pro -- all hooked up with the latest performance and comfort mods. Coming this spring.