Everyone’s favorite Canadian skate company Dime Mtl., got involved with Vans for a limited edition Half Cab Pro. The Half Cab is one of Vans’ most storied shoes, dating back to the 70’s skate legend Steve Caballero. During his career, Steve set several records that immortalized him in the world of skateboarding. Also, Caballero’s maybe the only skateboarder to have both a trick and a shoe named after him: the trick, as its name suggests, is half a Caballerial, which in turn is a fakie backside 360 ollie. Steve invented the Cab as a half-pipe trick in 1981, but it was quickly integrated into street skating, where it remains an essential maneuver to this day. The half cab is one of the first tricks beginners learn after the ollie, seeing as regular 180s require landing switch, and fakie 180s result in the skater’s preferred stance. But back to the Half Cab: in fact, Steve’s first pro model was known as the Full Cab, but many felt it was cut to high, so they cut it down. Since cutting off the shoe’s shaft resulted in exposed foam around the edges, people used stickers or gaffer tape to seal off the shaft. Eventually, Vans produced a lower version, aptly dubbing it the Half Cab.Although it’s Steve’s former pro shoe, it’s probably not the best-selling Vans model. That spot is reserved for Old Skools and Authentics. That said, for many, the Half Cab outpaces the last-mentioned models terms of performance and durability. In short, it’s nice to see the Vans Half Cab getting some love, and the special edition created with Dime in particular is an easy-to-wear, everyday version. The Vans Half Cab Pro is outfitted with Duracap and Ultracush technologies, giving you increased durability and shock absorption, respectively, and its upper is a combination of premium leather and suede. It may be called Half Cab, but it’s certainly not doing things by halves. You can buy the Vans x Dime Half Cab at our web shop and our store in Frankfurt from October 24.