If you’re not standing in line right now waiting for the 20th anniversary of the highly regarded Vans Half-Cab, you can kiss your chances of holding a pair good-bye. If you’re the sixth person in line right now waiting for these shoes, you too might as well kiss the GUY(S) right behind you because you have no chance of getting those kicks either given that only 20 pairs in the world are sold to the public, making it one of the all time exclusive pairs in sneaker history (maybe only the RUFIOS are more limited). With those kinds of odds, you have a better chance of getting a HOOTERS girl to go out with you.
If one thing is abundantly clear from Vans’ storied 45-year history, it is this: Vans is at its very best when listening to the needs of skateboarders. Originally released as a mid-top version of the classic Vans Caballero high top, the Half Cab was created in direct response to the demands of a new generation of skateboarders changing the game and taking skateboarding back out into the streets after the vert-riding 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,” Steve Caballero remembers. “So in ’92, I gave Vans the idea to make a lower cut shoe and call it the Half Cab.” Vans listened and a new silhouette was introduced, an icon was born and countless other shoe companies would eventually go on to release their version of this original Vans classic that has remained in Vans’ line-up to this day.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the Vans Half Cab. In celebration of this occasion and skateboarders’ knack for challenging the status quo and making their voices heard, Vans will be dropping one new and exclusive limited edition 20th Anniversary Half Cab colorway every month throughout the course of the year.
January 2012: Vans Half Cab 20th Anniversary, Supreme Edition/ Check Out The VIDEO HERE.
Beginning in January, Vans and Supreme take us back to where it all started with a limited edition (20 pairs worldwide!) hand-cut and duct-taped Vans Caballero high top. Each pair individually cut, numbered and signed by Cab himself and available on Saturday, January 28, exclusively at the following select Supreme stores while supplies last: New York (5 pairs), Los Angeles (5 pairs), London (5 pairs), Harajuku Tokyo (5 pairs).