The Rowan Pro offers a cut that’s slightly higher than an Old Skool but not as tall as a Sk8-Mid. Uppers are constructed of a durable synthetic, and overlaid with supple triple-stitched suede in high-wear areas.
Two new technological innovations are present as well: SickStick and PopCush. SickStick is a proprietary gum rubber compound that offers increased grip and lasting durability, touted as the grippiest gum sole in Vans’ 50-plus year history. PopCush is a brand-new midsole foam that offers increased impact absorption and energy return, allowing the wearer to jump higher and land harder with no ill effects.