Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoe - Men's
VansAuthentic Pro Skate Shoe - Men's

Authentically professional.

Vans teamed up with Antihero skateboards to make the Men's Authentic Pro Skate Shoe damn near perfect. Durable canvas, Pro Vulcanized rubber, and Duracap reinforcements stay strong for seasons, and the UltraCush HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board while providing the highest level of impact cushioning. The rubber sole has a waffle tread for supreme grip on decks.

  • Canvas upper
  • UltraCush HD footbed
  • Pro Vulc construction
  • Duracap reinforcement
  • Waffle-tread rubber sole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good looking shoe, sizing is weird

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9

I usually am a 9.5-10 in Vans, I purchased 10 in these at first, but they were huge on me. I returned for a size 9, which was a little bit tight at first, but after breaking them in, they fit great. Personally, I do prefer the authentic classics, as they are a little bit softer and more comfy, but if you're using them for skateboarding, I imagine these are great.

Classic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 10.5

Despite what your significant other might say *cough* Vans continue to be a classic brand that go well with just about anything.

4-star rating for the lack of odor control present. If you're like me and wear these daily, the funk can be a real problem over time. Maybe a Polygiene or x-static footbed would be a game changer? Otherwise a solid all around shoe.

Always been a fan of Vans

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This shoe is super comfortable. It has a boosted padding in them that I've never had with any other pair of Vans I've owned. They're stylish, have decent tread, and are durable.

Great Classics

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

These are great classic shoes. They have a great comfort and support system for being flat shoes as well. Works great as a uni-sex shoe.

Always Epic!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love these shoes. I abuse my shoes and these seem to hold up pretty well even though they are very minimalistic. These are a classic shoe that usually lasts me 2 years of almost everyday use. The only grunt I have with them is they are a touch narrow for my feet. I am on the boarder of wide feet and after a long day in these my feet definitely start to feel it with a new pair of these. After a few solid days of breaking in they don't bother me anymore.

strong!

    Much more durable then your standard canvas authentic, with a great heal cushion.

    Durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Built with stronger, thicker materials than the Authentics. Better insoles. And rubber doesn't peel away from the canvas where your foot bends like what happens with most Vans

    if only i could give more than 5 stars

      The quality is really nice and very durable. They were purchased for everyday use, along with beating them up at the skate park. The insole is thick and super comfortable, easy to wear all day. I bought two pairs. This is definitely my new go-to shoe!!!!! Runs true to size.

      Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 11.5

      these shoes are fantastic, the extra padded soles are great for us old guys.

      Perfect

        I typically get the slip on vans but went with laces this time. They are great. They are tough and cheap enough to replace when they start looking old. Will buy more!

        extra comfy

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 11

        extra padded sole but still really comfortable !

        Great shoes!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        These shoes are great! The only con that I have noticed is that the heel slides a little bit. I am hoping that with time and wear that they will no longer slide. Other than that, I love them!

        perfect for skating

          These have been much more comfortable skating then the standard authentic. Although the break in period was much longer due to the sole thickness. Overall a much better shoe for someone who skate/bmx's with them.

          Decent

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: 8

          Backcountry was out of stock on my go-to kicks (the original Authentic) so I went with the authentic pro. they're a little stiffer and more robust, but also less comfortable. Fit and style is about the same, so they'll get the job done. The insole in these is extra cushiony, so that's a plus!

          Great insole

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: 13

          My only gripe is that my foot sits a bit higher in the shoe. With the upgraded insole, my foot/heel does not fit as deep or flush as they do in the classic authentic shoe. Due to the insole, the fit is a smidge tighter around the foot. Overall, the cushion makes up for the flaws with the fit.

          Always looking good in my vans

            Another solid shoe from Vans. This shoe is very stylish with a lot of comfort. Went with a size 10, which is a bit big on me so I just tighten up the laces and problem solved.

            Have every color

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 13

            The insoles make this shoe 50X better that the original authentic

            Classic

              True to size, continue to be a staple.

              Vans Authentics vs Pros

              You can see the extra wrap in the vulc with these here. Maroon pair are the classics. Grey are the pros

              Vans Authentics vs Pros

              Update to the Classic Vans Authentics

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times
              • Fit: True to size

              In my life I think I've owned at least 10 pairs of Authentics. It's my go to summer shoe. I like how light the canvas is and how simple they are. All that said, I would never skate an authentic. Most will tear in your first few ollies. The pro version tries to address this with a taller more wrapped vulc cap, but i'm still unsure. All that said, these are still my favorite sneakers for other use. Plus with the pro version you get a legit footbed. Nice!

              Size was as expected and true to fit.