Vans releases the new Rowley Rapidweld Pro Shoes. A modern take on one of the most iconic skate shoes of all time.
The Vans Rowley Rapidweld Pro Shoes
20 years ago Rowley quit Airwalk to go ride for Vans, taking a considerable paycut in exchange for a lot more design control. The shoe he designed was out of place in a time of bulky shoes with beefy soles. No one, not even the folks at Vans thought it would sell, but Rowley stuck to his guns and the shoe became a cult classic.
This shoe celebrates Geoff Rowley’s 20th anniversary with Vans, with this reissue
of his classic shoe, but featuring modern technology. It's sure to be a fan favorite.
The Rowley Pro features updated innovations:
-The Wafflecup outsole construction, the first-of-its-kind outsole unit to offer
skateboarders the best of both worlds: with the boardfeel of a Vulc shoe and
the heel support of a cupsole.
-Made with suede upper and Vans RapidWeld detailing around the toe
-RapidWeld is a stitchless construction for improved fit, feel, and seamless
-It eliminates bulk with advanced upper panel welding, utilizing a thin, heat-
fused film between panels and replacing the need for conventional stitching.
The result is a shoe which is highly durable, flexible, and lighter than
-Under the suede in the toe is DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in
high wear areas
-A considerably slimmer tongue and refined ankle padding further reduce
visual and physical bulk.
-The shoe is built with Rowley’s favorite version of the Ultracush HD
sockliner, providing Vans’ highest level of impact cushioning.
-Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and support.
Available in this blue/white colourway - Availble in stores for $110 Canadian