Apr 17, 2012 11:51 AM CDT
The Vans Half Cab. It’s the one skateboard shoe that truly needs no introduction. Throughout its twenty year history, the Half Cab has graced the feet of some of skateboarding’s most legendary and been sighted in more spots in more places around the world then arguably any other skate shoe—let alone pro model. In skateboarding, it’s as ubiquitous as the Nike Air Jordan is to mainstream sport—a shoe that’s seen uncountable combinations, modifications and collaborations over the years and is truly embraced by all, not only as a classic look, but as a function forward shoe that’s still as relevant today as it was the day it was released in 1991 as the second pro model from pro skater Steve Caballero.
In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of this truly legendary skateboard shoe, Vans, in association with some of skateboarding’s most legendary photographers hosted its “Twenty” photo exhibition on the evening of April 14’th in Hollywood, California. Curated as a photographic retrospective by Lance Dawes, the exhibit featured twenty prints of twenty different skaters shot by some of skateboarding's best photographers and, you guessed it, they were all wearing Half Cabs. Vans has even released a special 20 Year Edition of the Half Cab that's currently availalbe in the CCS shop in eleven unique colorways.
Legends Christian Hosoi, Guy Mariano, Chad Muska, Eric Dressen and the man who started it all, Steve Caballero.
Jason Dill and Chad Muska
Longtime Vans riders Christian Hosoi and Eric Dressen
Thrasher Magazine's Gwynn Vitello and Vans Twenty show curator/skate media legend Lance Dawes
Atiba was one of the many featured photographers in the show
The gallery filled up quickly
TransWorld SKATEboarding Editor In Chief Skin Phillips and featured photographer says some words for the media
Featured skate Photographer Mike O'Meally with Stefan Janoski
A view from outside the gallery
OG Vans rider Omar Hassan with Stefan Janoski
Ako was there too
The buzz of Santa Monica Blvd in front of the gallery
The evening rolled on and the gallery filled up
O'Meally and Danny Montoya