These are not your classic Vans slip-ons or old-skools. Once you lay your eyes on these Vans LXVI Variable shoes, and the rest of the LXVI line, your impression of Vans will forever be changed. I believe the Variables are for all you retired skaters who need something a little more sophisticated than your standard slip-ons. Classic era styling blended with modern construction and technology methods including Waffleflex, Actionfit, Ultracush Lite and Pleasurecuff (basically they’re flexible, friggon light and damn comfortable). They’re probably amazing on a board, but I’ll be taking my pair to the office or on a stroll with the hell-hound.