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Vans Half Cab™ Reviews

60 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

59 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/15/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

As with most all of my Van's that I have owned through the last 25 years these are as comfortable as my last pairs have been.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/2/09
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

These shoes are great while they last, however they do not last long AT ALL. I've had mine for about 3 and a half weeks and the bottoms are completely bald, the side walls are peeling off, and the toes are torn to hell. Not worth a lot of money, unless you aren't going to skate in them

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2009

Megann M

from Louisville, Ky.

These are by far the most comfortable pair of skate shoes that I've bought in a long time, and I'm lovin the classic waffle grip, now I can do a 360 inward heel flip with no problem. :D I'm def. gonna get the same shoe in a different color when these wear out. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2009

Doug K

from New Jersey

Vans Half Cab Review - This shoe is pretty much the best shoe any shoe company has ever made. The upper rips kinda fast, but the out sole is very durable on the classics, much better than on the Half Cab Pros. I absolutely love this shoe… it’s the best shoe I've ever skated. You should buy a pair because you won’t be sorry.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans Era. The suede ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2009

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

Be Careful With Sizing - Vans Half Cabs tend to run a bit larger than all other shoes. I ordered a 13 which is my normal size, but probably could have used a 12, just keep this in mind, overall a great shoe though.

Brands I'd also recommend: PUMA FrankenClydes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Forest Hills, New York

They look real nice - Good for skateboarding and they look real nice. [:

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2008

Anonymous

from Oxford, Mississippi

Very stylish. Classic. Waffle grip always a plus. Great for tranny or street skating.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Full Cabs or the TNT models.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 2, 2008

Sam G

from California

Definitely a Great Shoe - I've been testing out different skate shoes for a while now and one of my friends recommended the Half-Cab, so I gave it a shot. I was pleased to learn that they needed little break-in time and felt great right out of the box. They are also great shoes for long skate sessions due to their durability and comfort. They could have more arch support but that can easily be remedied w/ an insert. Overall this is one of the most stylish and skate-able shoes I have ever worn. Great job Vans!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans Slip-On's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2008

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful! Everything about my purchase of these shoes has been fantastic - they look great, they fit perfectly, they're priced right, AND Zappos somehow delivered them to me, with no charge for shipping, less than 24 hours after I placed my order. I've been wearing Vans since the mid 80s, for skating and just for walking around. You really can't get any better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2008

Devin

from NEW YORK

I love them. I got the red and white ones and there great, good comfort. They run a little big but they still don't look big on your feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 14, 2008

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Very nice, very nice. An all around good shoe, as you'd expect from Vans. So far the only problems I’ve had are just because they're new and not worn in yet. Always get complimented for how they look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2008

Christina

from Flint, Michigan

Red half cabs - Best shoes I've ever owned, for sure. Thick soles that'll slow down a blow out, the mid high tops are great for ankle support, and they look rad. I put some arch support inserts in them, though since they're completely flat footed. Besides that, they're great. Not too thin, but not too padded so I can still feel my board. Delivered next day, can't ask for more.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fallen Trooper, Vans Eras

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2008

Zack

from Portland, Oregon

They are excellent skate shoes, though the tongue might rip after kickflips depending on the way you do them. I highly recommend getting these for skating or just for chill shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike SB Blazers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2008

Keeper

from San Diego, California

Amazing - I have been strictly skating in Vans for about a year now and I can safely say that half cabs are the best shoes I have ever had. The grip is phenomenal, the ankle support is a must, and they are very comfortable! Zappos delivered theses shoes in one day, the best service I have ever had!!

Brands I'd also recommend: vans old school, vans skate-hi

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2008

Dean G

from New York

I love them. They lack arch support and the insole should be changed for better shock absorption.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2008

Alex M

from Wethersfield, Connecticut

I wish I could give them more than 5 stars because I definitely would. In terms of critiques, the only thing I can complain about is that they're much different from anything I've ever skated, but a few days was all it took to get used to them. The vans waffle grip is amazing, always nice to have that. I've skated these for almost 5 months now, and love them more day by day. They ripped after about 2 1/2 months, and it was only a small hole in the sole, nothing a little shoe goo couldn't handle, and it didn't affect my skating at all. The thinness of them is nice, I personally like thin shoes, and the impact of larger obstacles doesn't bother me too much. I highly suggest picking up a pair of these shoes, they look amazing and skate extremely well, thumbs up to Vans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 30, 2008

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Very cool - I got these and the Osiris Keefer - they are both semi high top. The Half Cab looks awesome with dark rinse jeans, as well as any shorts. I got the purple and black so I can start mixing more purple into my vibe. The shoes are comfortable although a little flat, so I might throw an insole in there and loosen up the laces. Beware of water that hits the purple suede. After smoothing out the water mark, I sprayed the whole shoe down with leather water protectant. Hopefully that helps the marking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2008

Johnnie40coats

from Oakland, CA

Half Cabs rock... Got these recently after not having had a pair for like 13 years - they're still as comfortable as ever. No break in time required - I got the black with the red trim/label.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Skool Vans hi or low tops.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 12, 2008

Anonymous

 

Half Cabs - To avoid the back wearing out, just stick a couple pieces of duct tape on the inside of the back when you first get them. It will save them for the long run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2008

He M

from Kansas

Half Cabz! Best skate shoe ever, no question! They break in quick, have great board feel, and are packed with steezz! (Feel 1/2 size larger than marked.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Vans Classics!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 19, 2008

He M

 

VANS!!! These shoes are the perfect skate shoe. Incredibly flexible, great board feel, break in in less than 1 day. Also stylish and functional!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Vans Classics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2008

Mimi

from Sacramento, CA

I bought these Half Cabs for my son who is a total skater. These look great and awesome for boarding. He loves them and is always receiving compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans, Reefs, Uggs, Micheal Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2008

Anonymous

from Aurora, Indiana

Some Super Sweet Kicks!!! I bought these shoes to skate in and so far they are champs. So comfortable, I love these shoes I would recommend these shoes to anyone who love style, comfort and functionality.

Brands I'd also recommend: vans old school

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2008

J C

from superior, wisconsin

Vans are sick - It seams like any Classic Vans shoe holds up good, the Half Cab is a good buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: any vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 12, 2008

R T

from Richmond, CA

Purchased for my son - My sons loves the shoes. He uses them as an "everyday" shoe for school. He's very happy with the look and the feel of the shoe. This is the second pair of Vans Half Cab shoes that we've purchased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2008

Alex

from New York

Wonderful - My second pair, most comfortable Vans besides the TNT2. They are very durable and again, comfortable! Recommended whether walking or skating.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans TNT 2

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 9, 2008

Mike R

from Connecticut

Buy Half Cabs Get Chicks - The Half Cabs are by far the best shoe for your kick flips, they may wear out rather quickly but they're not that expensive and who doesn't wanna do a lofty kick flip over a hip in front of a bunch of girls and have them caress your sweet shoes? Personally I would, that's why I buy Half Cabs they basically kick flip for you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rowley Classics, Emerica Francis

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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