Gear News: Vans creates glow-in-the-dark Half Cab Pro shoe

Skateboarding at night could really use some better lighting options. So the fine people at Vans decided to get together with Arizona-based skateboarding collective Pyramid Country to create a limited-edition shoe that could help things out in the dark. The result is the glow-in-the-dark Half Cab Pro.

The glow-in-the-dark Half Cab Pro with the lights off. Photo: Courtesy of Vans

OK, so maybe it won’t entirely light up a dark street, but the glow-in-the-dark outsole will certainly provide some luminescence for you.

As Vans says of the collaboration in a press release:

“Spawned from the psychedelic Sonoran Desert in the summer of 2012 by a group of working class outcasts, Pyramid Country's creative skate video direction is a true extension of the brand's persona and unique desert surroundings. Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark.”

The Half Cab Pro with the lights on. Photo: Courtesy of Vans

The Half Cab Pro is also celebrating its 25th year on shelves, so this is certainly a bright way to commemorate the iconic skate shoe. Dropping in a limited release on Sept. 23 in Vans Pro Skate retailers, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of these fast.

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