Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 Skate Shoes Wear Test Review

The next generation of Wafflecup has arrived with the Vans Gilbert Crockett 2 Skate Shoes. The hybrid construction offers Vans’ classic board feel in the forefoot while providing increased support and stability in the heel. Although they feel a little stiffer out of the box than most Vans shoes, our wear testers had no problem […]

Vans Ultrarange Pro Skate Shoes

Vans is pushing their boundaries with a new shoe that’s designed to do it all. The Ultrarange Pro boasts a full length Ultracush Lite midsole, making it one of Van’s most supportive shoes while maintaining out of the box flexibility and a lightweight, low profile design. The LuxLiner booty system gives the it a sock like fit that […]

Vans x Thrasher Skate Shoes & Clothing

Feel the burn with the Vans x Thrasher collection, featuring limited colorways of the new Ultrarange Pro, classic Sk8 High Pro and Slip-On Pro, plus tees, hoodies, hats, jackets, and even a backpack. Scroll down to check the goods and bring home the fire on July 29th.   Vans x Thrasher Collection Available 7/29/17   […]


Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans Original Shoe

Is there any item in street fashion more instantly identifiable than a pair of Vans, those canvas-top boat shoes with the insanely grippy soles? Adored by skateboarders, surfers, and hipsters everywhere, they are the essence of timeless simplicity. And that’s where the trouble starts—trouble for the manufacturer, at least. Because the fashion world loves nothing […]

Sneak Peak Volume 2 – June 2008

June is almost here and is sure to be a hot fire month in the shoe game. Tactics will be dropping all the new releases from Nike SB, Supra and more. Look out for the new Dunk Lows, Dunk Mids and Muska Sky Tops as these are going to be gone quick Till next month… […]

Back-To-School Buyers Guide: Low Top Skate Shoes

Last week we dropped a street backpack buyers guide to help you stay organized throughout the day. Today we’re looking at what a lot of people describe as their favorite accessory…OK, maybe not a lot, but at least the sneaker heads out there. Here are our favorite low top skate shoes. But wait, this is […]

Vans BBQ

Free gear, waffles, BBQ, drinks and a huge sale.   We hyped up the Vans Bus Tour as THE place to be on Wednesday, August 5th.   Tactics was getting calls all morning, “Is the Vans bus going to be at Tactics today!?”   “Who’s all going to be there to sign my shoes?”   “What time should I […]

Vans Stage 4 Featuring Wafflecup Technology

Vans is touting their new Wafflecup as “The best thing to happen to skateboarders’ feet since 1966? … which just so happens to be the year the Van Doren family started making shoes. After watching the video below, you might just feel the same way. Will Wafflecup finally settle the age-old Cup vs. Vulcanized debate? […]

FALLEXTRA20 Buyers Guide

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, there aren’t many things better than saving money. Now through November 12th, we’re offering an additional 20% off all items ALREADY on sale. That shirt you’ve been eyeing since summer that’s now 50% off? Yeah, you can take another 20% off that. The best part? No […]