Vans Half-Cab 20th Anniversary Collection Preview (Spring/Summer 2012)

“2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the most popular skate shoe of all time, the Vans Half Cab.  Originally released as a mid-top version of the Vans Caballero high top, the Half Cab was created in response to a new generation of skateboarders taking skate back out into the streets after the vert heyday of the 1980s.  “In ’91, I noticed that a lot of street skaters were cutting my shoe halfway down and wearing them that way,” skateboarding legend Steve Caballero remembers.  “So in ’92, I gave Vans the idea to make a lower cut shoe and call it the Half Cab.”  The new Half Cab silhouette was introduced, an icon was born and countless shoe companies would eventually go on to release their own version of this original Vans classic that has remained in our skate line to this day.

To celebrate this milestone in footwear history, Vans is dropping an exclusive edition 20th Anniversary Half Cab each month throughout the year.  Kicking off this January is a limited edition (20 pairs worldwide!) hand cut and duct taped Vans Caballero high top, each pair individually signed by Steve Caballero and available only through Supreme.  We’ll follow up with monthly re-releases of four of the most iconic Half Cab’s colorways including butterscotch, white, forest green, and beige.” -Vans

info and pics via FreshNGood

photography: Luca Benedet

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