Built for Skateboarding, Vans Skate Classics features reinforced materials and upgraded construction for added durability and energy-return cushioning. Extra Tough- Duracap TM reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection. Longer Lasting-Deeper tread depth on the sole lasts longer and extends the life of the shoe. Skate More- POPCUSH TM energy-return footbeds keep your legs feeling fresh so you can skate longer. Internal Heel Stiffeners and tongue straps add long-lasting stability with premium heel hold to keep your foot locked in for better control.