With summer upon us, we here at Baggins say it’s now the perfect time to lighten up with the Vans Lite Line.

The Baggins Vans Lite Line

You see it everywhere you go: memory foam this, memory foam that. It has become a huge comfort in our lives, and we get that. Memory foam is comfy without being heavy, and it feels pretty good on the bottoms of your feet. But there’s a new foam in town, and it’s the basis of the new Vans Lite Line—Vans' CMEVA-based low-profile foam UltraCush™ Lite sockliners are ultralight and anatomically contoured for quick, responsive cushioning.

Using relatively new construction techniques and materials, the Vans Lite products offer the same classic look in the Authentic, Sk8-hi, Old Skool, and Classic Slip-ons, but with a twist. Their lightweight foam soles reduce the weight of the shoes significantly while still providing a durable everyday wear. As an added bonus, the shoes are more flexible than their rubber counterparts.

If you’re already a Vans fan, you won’t believe the level of comfort. And if you’re thinking about trying Vans for the first time, the Lite Line will act as the perfect introduction for you.

Without further words, let’s get on with the shoe show, starting with the legendary Vans Sk8-Hi Lite + (Canvas) True White.

Vans Sk8-Hi Lite + (Canvas) True White

These kicks are so much lighter now thanks to new innovative methods of construction. Featuring UltraCush Lite insoles, canvas uppers, and ActionFit padding for more heel comfort, the new Sk8-Hi Lite offers comfortable, classic style.

Next up are the re-invented Vans Old Skool Lite + (Suede/Canvas) Black/White, which are also lighter and more flexible.

Vans Old Skool Lite + (Suede Canvas) Black White

The canvas and suede, along with the UltraCush sockliners and outsoles and the ActionFit padding in the heels, ensure a light, comfy fit.

Still in the lace-up category, the Vans Authentic Lite + (Canvas) True White bring all the style of the classic Vans Authentic, but lose all the weight:

Vans Authentic Lite + (Canvas) True White

They are also available in black with the Vans Authentic Lite + (Canvas) Black/Black.

Vans Authentic Lite + (Canvas) Black Black

In the Authentic Lites, the classic canvas upper stays the same, but this version boasts the UltraCush Lite outsoles and insoles, which will make you feel like you’re practically barefoot. This is one of our best-selling pairs of shoes, lightened up a little.

If you’d rather do full-on slip-on, the Vans Slip-On Lite + (Canvas) Black/Black keep all the design of Vans Classic Slip-Ons, but add new features like the ActionFit heel cushioning and UltraCush Lite insoles for superb comfort.

Vans Slip-On Lite + (Canvas) Black Black

The new lightweight fit and feel of the Vans Lite Line is like nothing else you've ever tried on. The Lite Line was made with improved fit in mind—think of how that memory foam mattress conforms to your body, allowing you to just fit in there so nicely and cozily. The Vans Lite Line is sort of like that!

With their ActionFit heel cups, the shoes hold shape and comfort without feeling squishy and as tight-fitting as so many other memory foam-soled sneakers.

The Vans Lite Line is expanding the world of footwear and offering alternatives to every type of customer. Start with a basic design offered through Baggins today, and work your way up to the bold new patterns and colours that are in the works as we speak.

It addition to its new Lite Line, this past spring Vans released its 50th Anniversary Collection, making it one hell of a year so far for the ever-evolving footwear brand. Congrats, Vans!

Before you get on with the rest of your day, check out the rest of the items in the Baggins web store—available in XL sizes too!—or come visit us in the flesh to find the perfect pair of shoes for you and your loved ones. We’re located at 580 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, British Columbia.