The Half Cab Pro and Old Skool Pro Pay Homage to Classic Skate Design Heritage
Vans partners with long-time skate team legend, Ray Barbee to create custom Vans Pro Classic colorways of the Half Cab Pro and Old Skool Pro. Built to last with a classic aesthetic, these Barbee-inspired Half Cab Pro and Old Skool Pros are dressed in deluxe emerald and burgundy suede uppers with white cotton laces and contrast stitching. Showcasing never before seen Vans graphics from the early 90’s, these functional Pro Classics highlight an elephant motif liner as an homage to Barbee’s friend and fellow Vans family member, Salman Agah, whose original pro board featured the graphic.
Ray Barbee has been praised for his effortlessly smooth and creative style for over 30 years. Known as a true pioneer of street skating, Ray Barbee’s no-comply variations and unique skateboarding style changed the game in the late 80’s. With the Vans skate team since 1989, Barbee’s creative endeavors are mixed into photography and music, with multiple record releases as a solo artist with The Mattson 2 and fellow Bones Brigade member, Tommy Guerrero. Decades later, Ray’s infectious smile, humble demeanor and upbeat positive attitude still graces the skate, art and music community today.