If you're the type of skateboarder who prefers a classic style over modern sneaker technology, consider the Vans Classic Slip-On. For 40 years, the Vans Classic Slip-On has been a go-to choice for skaters seeking a sneaker that performs well on boards and crosses over easily to casual use. The clean, traditional style is built with a durable canvas upper and features a padded collar and footbed for comfort during rough landings. Kept true to form since its original 1973 release, the Vans Classic Slip-On is constructed with a vulcanized waffle rubber outsole which provides traction and enough durability to withstand the rigors of street skating. Although this model may be best suited for casual wear in today's environment, it also works for light levels of skating. Pick up the Vans Classic Slip-On today for $45.

Best for: Skaters seeking a simple, comfortable style that has withstood the test of time

Category: Skateboarding
Platform: Vulcanized waffle rubber outsole
Construction: Canvas upper (varies depending on style)
Release date: 1973

Key technologies: Vulcanized rubber outsole
Midsole: N/A
Outsole: Vulcanized rubber outsole

Best uses: Light levels of skateboarding, casual wear
Fit: Buy 1/2 size smaller than normal


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