Vans Old Skool were initially known as “Style #36" in 1977 and now they are among the most recognisable products of the brand. These shoes were popular not only among skaters, but also among rebels looking for footwear to express their individuality. That’s why these shoes could not be missed in our online store. Explore their history and see the editions available in SneakerStudio!
Vans Old Skool - a hint of freshness
11 years after Van Doren brothers launched “Style #44", which we know now as Vans Authentic, Paul had an idea to come up with a new model, different from the usual “deck shoe." One day while he was sketching, Paul Van Doren created a project of what was initially described as “jazz stripe." He decided to include this stripe in the design of the new shoe. That was the beginning of the popular brand symbol. Vans Old Skool (back then known as “Style #36") was the first model with the iconic side stripe.
Therefore Vans Old Skool was a pioneering model, which took the Californian producer to a brand new land. These shoes were the first skater model by this brand to use leather panels for extra durability. Initially, it was launched in three understated colours. One of them was the popular blue version, famous mainly because of Stacy Peralty - an American skater, surfer and then a film director.
This is when Vans Old Skool and Authentic started to compete for the title of the most recognisable model by this brand.
Vans Old Skool - favourite among individualists
In the 1980s Vans enthusiasts were keen to use the versatile Old Skool construction. Multiple variants of these trainers made them a perfect choice for all those who sought to express their personality. That’s how Vans became known as statement footwear. Twenty years later, in 2004, the manufacturer introduced a special service to prove it. Vans made it possible for its fans to design their own Old Skool models, which were manufactured and delivered directly to the doorstep.
By the 1990s Vans Old Skool were already a legend. Everybody wore them - from professional skaters and rock stars to celebrities and musicians. The brand engaged in collaboration with known names and soon the trainers started to feature figures known from popular culture. Nowadays everybody can wear what they like best. Whether you’re into skateboarding, hip-hop or just looking for interesting designs to highlight your individual style - Vans Old Skool are a perfect choice!
That’s why you should definitely explore what we have in store and choose the perfect Vans Old Skool model for yourself. Old Skool is a synonym for comfort and unique look. It is also the opportunity to add an interesting touch to your everyday outfits.