Anyone who’s placed their feet into a pair of Vans knows the brand’s feel and fit well. It’s one that breaks in suspiciously well and wears in just as you’d want it. The immediacy of such a perfect feel out of the box has made the brand what it is today. While many are scared of change (such as ourselves), especially when things are perfectly fine as they are, Vans is recreating the norm of their footwear.
While consumers can still enjoy the staples of their classic shoe program, the brand is evolving and that progression is in stride with Gilbert Crockett’s second pro model. Vans took a leap with Kyle Walker’s debut pro model in 2016 and sustained the impact with the Crockett Pro 2 for the new year. Continuing with their beloved Duracap technology as well as re-engineering their revered outsole to fit the needs of a cupsole, Vans released a shoe that draws from their deep heritage but is something fresh and new altogether.
A one piece panel toe is the standout aspect of this shoe and we suspect it’ll draw far more popularity than most think. The beauty of the shoe’s paneling will make it radiate off of shelves and streets due to the unique color blocking. The best example of this can be found on the Ivy Green/Black pair, out now.
The Crockett Pro 2 has high expectations for being packed in with a number of different technologies, but it’s still listed for a reasonable $70 in-stores and online.