The sneaker is not only a cool street fashion shoe, it's also a nice skateshoe. So the Chukka Low is an all-round talent! The Vans SKATE combination of molded polyurethane footbeds with ImpactSorb® gel heel pads provides superior cushioning on the board, and wont pack out during high impacts. Vans' proprietary polyurethane-based Ultracush HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board yet wont pack out over time, providing the highest level of impact cushioning.
Back in 66, Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer and, unlike other shoe manufacturers, he used pure crepe rubber with no filler. That decision ended up shaping the company when the worlds first skateboarders discovered how Vans now-famous original waffle outsole gum rubber compound let them feel their boards while keeping them firmly connected to them.
Nothing really says skateboarding like Vans! Their first skate shoe was produced in 1966 and it's been a smooth, innovative ride ever since. Creativity and dedication to skateboarding is the foundation of Vans and with that they have made a huge impact so far. With their trailblazing Vans Warped Tour they have won over skateboard heart all over the world, including ours.