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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #900 on: March 19, 2023, 09:34:53 AM »
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Just got a pair of the Zahba’s. And for me, it fits like the AVE — a bit more of a narrow shoe (not Lizzie or Ultrarange Skate narrow) with a more pointy toebox.

Leaving it a bit loose still felt comfortable when walking around and doing some errands like going to the grocery store.

Hopefully I’ll have some time this week to skate them and report more on the cupsole feel and such.

Any sessions skating these yet??

Rain and parenting has limited my skate time, but I got a 15 flat ground session on the driveway.

I like the board feel Vans cupsoles have. And this is no different.

Not a fan of the insole, especially after coming from Popcush, but I usually end up using an after market insole anyway.

Popped a few ollies and pushed around. The narrow toe didn’t fell off in comparison to wider shoes like half cabs and crockett highs. The suede didn’t feel stiff and had good flex when skating basically new out of the box.

I’ll post more as I skate then more.

Thanks for the report back, appreciate it.


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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #901 on: March 19, 2023, 12:43:10 PM »
anybody have any info on how these new lowland cupsole things skate? they look immaculate and im very tempted to grab a pair regardless of whether or not they skate semi decent
post pics

They all have “CC” in the name which is Vans’ “Comfy Cush”

Comfy Cush is a full foam mid and outsole which is very light and squishy and would be eaten alive by grip tape extremely quickly.

Unless they make one out of more traditional materials, I think these are a no-go for skating.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #902 on: March 19, 2023, 06:54:46 PM »
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Has anyone heard any rumors of the Low Cab coming back? Half Cab is obviously selling stronger than ever. I only like low top shoes. A Low Cab would be rad. Seems like a good time to put something out like that

The Scott Kane ones

That was a long time ago though. I’m wondering about one coming out in the future, or maybe rumors of it coming back?

I’m guessing not because I don’t see anyone talking about it….

Isn't the rowan basically a low cab?

Funny you say that.

Yes they do look very similar, but the Rowan is still a bit taller, almost like a Half Cab but maybe in between.

The vintage pair of Lo Cab shoes I have are falling apart, sole coming away from the upper, which often happens in old shoes, but to put them side by side with the pair of Rowans I have, they do have a lot in common.

Closest things to a 1/2 cab without being a color way; Rowan’s incorporate more tech as well.