Since 1977: Vans Old Skool
Presented as a part of the brand’s new collection, the Vans Old Skool Vintage Rio Red is one of the top highlights of the season. All thanks to its unique all red suede upper. The Old Skool Vintage is all about getting back to the brand’s origins, decades ago.
The vulcanized construction, the classic waffle sole, and the Off the Wall heel tab are among the features included. Buy the Vans Old Skool Vintage Rio Red now at END.
While you’re here, make sure to check out the best Vans Old Skool colorways available now.
Vans Old Skool: A product of decades of creativity
Released back in 1977 (that is more than forty years ago), the Vans Old Skool is just one of the most special sneakers models there is. Nowadays, four decades after, there are countless colorways and iterations available.
Back then, in 1977, Vans was still called the Van Doren Rubber Company. The company was based in Anaheim, California. In 1977, Vans was just established for a ‘mere’ decade and the future looked promising.
The #OldSkool was the first low-top shoe of the brand to incorporate leather panels. It was so original that it even had a different name. In fact, it was first released as the so-called Vans ‘Style 36’, back then already with the distinct Vans stripe on the side.
Into the Future
In the 80s, skaters and all the other fans and users of the shoe started realizing the grand power of customization. With its canvas and leather panels, the Old Skool was the ultimate sketch board for all artists, more or less creative. They all shared their dreams, their inner self, or simply scratched along.
The 90s arrived and in came the collaborations era. During those days, Vans collaborated with designers such as Marc Jacobs and brands like Supreme and also other fashion minds, labels and artist collectives.
Back then, the goal was only one: to deliver greater versions of some of their most iconic models. Also, and even more of the Old Skool. With the 2000s coming in, the California label started collaborating with music bands.
Slayer, Metallica, Bad Religion or the Descendents, all shared their unique visions of the Old Skool. Check out here some highlights of collaborations between Vans and some metal bands. Always connected with sports and with a vibrant creativity feeling, the Vans Old Skool still is just a timeless piece of footwear. There are countless versions currently available for sale.
Different materials, slight design changes, minor differences from releases, it all comes into the picture. However, there are a few that are always better than others. While you’re here, make sure to check out a fine selection and where to buy the best White Vans Old Skool available now.