The Cab Lite From Vans

04.09.13 – Templeton Elliott

Building on the infamous Half Cab, Vans developed the Cab Lite to be 30% lighter while maintaining the board feel and quality we have come to expect form the classic Half Cab. Click through for more details.


Building on and inspired by the design language of the greatest skate shoe of all time, skateboarding legend Steve Caballero’s newest Vans model is designed specifically for ultralight skate performance. Boasting an untouchable pedigree and numerous weight-reducing innovations, the Cab Lite is bound to create excitement with its exclusive Vans Pro Skate unveiling this spring.

The Cab Lite design offers a lightweight alternative to traditional skate shoes without compromising performance. Featuring a special Pro Vulc single-wrap construction along with Vans Ultracush Lite footbed technology, the Cab Lite modernizes the classic outsole design of the Half Cab but remains authentic with its Vans original waffle sole. Vans Pro Skate Lite footwear models are on average 30% lighter than traditional styles. This amounts to a weight savings of nearly one pound per pair on particular styles!