The Vans x Krooked collection proudly introduces Vans Checkerboard Union (VCU)—a subset of Vans Skateboarding dedicated to experimental footwear technology and construction, limited-edition collaborations, and skateboarding essentials that progress the culture of skateboarding and uplift its communities globally. Like the checkerboard itself is a symbol of unity, the Vans Checkerboard Union brings together the best independent skate shops, top collaborators, and skateboarders around the world to deliver what matters most to those who matter the most to Vans. The Half Cab ‘92 VCU and the Slip-On VCU in blue/white mark the initial roll-out of Vans Checkerboard Union.
Leading the Vans x Krooked collection, the Skate Half Cab ’92 VCU features Ray’s Ragdoll on the left and Natas’ Panther on the right, as well as the collection’s namesake debossed on the shoe’s sidewall. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Vans Half Cab, and the silhouette rightfully takes center stage in this collection, underscoring its undeniable cultural significance and the influence of fellow skateboarding legend Steve Caballero on Ray, Natas, and the entire skate community.
Completely redesigned with skaters in mind, the all-new Skate Classics line delivers more of what skaters need to enable maximum progression. Made with a fully revised upper, molded heel counter, locked-in tongue straps, and a recut of the DURACAP™ underlay, the Skate Classics Half Cab offers an essential fit that is more breathable and durable where skaters need it most.