The lightest Vans shoe ever.
The Vans LXV1 Graph blends our classic Era design language with cutting edge construction techniques & modern materials to create an extremely comfortable and lightweight shoe.
LXVI's proprietary fit that features a higher heel height to mimic the fit of running shoes, while maintaining a balanced feel. This allows for more heel cushioning and also puts the user onto the ball of the foot which gives a much more "lively" feel to the shoe.
Our proprietary cushioning system that refers to any outsole, midsole, or footbed that use lightweight comfortable foams to support and cushion the foot. We utilize custom versions of EVA and open cell foam in a variety of constructions and applications developed over 45 plus years of making footwear.
Vans modernized tread design is turned on an angle to create lateral flex grooves across the foot, which promotes anatomical movement. The tread blocks have also been spaced apart with recessed centers to reduce weight and increase flexibility.
Vans proprietary heel and collar construction that uses a lycra coated neoprene cuff that is wrapped around a soft layer of open cell foam at its core for superior comfort and heel support.
This progressive upper panel construction replaces the need for conventional stitching. This process utilizes a thin film between panels that bonds them together when pressed and heated. This creates an extremely strong bond between the panels which is more durable, lighter weight, and more flexible than conventional stitching.
This advanced liner construction improves the comfort and fit by enabling the shoe to conform and move with the shape of the foot. This free-floating liner, which is an extension of the tongue, is hidden under the front surface of the shoe, moving independently from the outer shell. This system increases airflow, breathability and reduces any chance of hot spots or pinching in the toe box.