No other brand has a more iconic and noteworthy Old Skool look than Vans, and hardly any other shoe combines style and functionality more perfectly. The unbridled support from the scene further underlines the fact that Vans shoes are made for skateboarding. The now iconic side strip that made its debut on the Old Skool is a symbol that stands for authenticity, commitment and quality. So, what
No other brand has a more iconic and noteworthy Old Skool look than Vans, and hardly any other shoe combines style and functionality more perfectly. The unbridled support from the scene further underlines the fact that Vans shoes are made for skateboarding. The now iconic side strip that made its debut on the Old Skool is a symbol that stands for authenticity, commitment and quality. So, what are you waiting for? Get your Vans Old Skool on skatedeluxe now. These shoes are made for skating!
A Stripe Is Born - Vans #36 at the start
The year 1977 gave up some things for certain: Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the US, Rolling Stone's guitarist Keith Richards was arrested in Canada for drug possession, and Rodney Mullen discovered skateboarding. This was also the perfect time for Vans to throw one of their most successful models on the market: the Vans Old Skool. By the way, "Old School" in this instance is wrong, because even if the iconic Vans shoe is old-school, the name remains “Old Skool”!
For the first time, the now legendary waffle sole was combined with a low-top cut and was also available with a more durable suede upper material. The shoe had to not only look good but also meet the needs of skateboarders. Just forty years after its introduction, the Old Skool still holds true and looks stylish on any foot. Today, anyone who rocks Vans is making a clear statement.
The Vans Old Skool – for skateboarders by skateboarders!
On the topic of style, we have to mention Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. These two skateboarding pioneers not only influenced the skate culture, but also the Old Skool shoe itself, for whose design they were directly responsible. However, the side stripe (originally known as the Jazz Stripe) was created on a whim by Paul Van Doren. The best ideas are always spontaneous.
Today, the Old Skool is available in countless colour palettes as well as fresh, new designs. From the simple black and white, to solid hot pink, to the hip strawberry pattern- everything is possible. Although the looks have changed, the Old Skool remains the high-quality shoe he has always been. Here the motto is clear: combine timeless quality with modern looks.
Classic and Ambitious – The Vans Old Skool Classic and Old Skool Pro
If you really want to keep it old school, stick with the classic. Ambitious skaters who are looking for longer durability and more cushioning should check out the Vans Old Skool Pro series. The DuraCap toecap keeps the Old Skool Pro from wearing out quickly and the Pro Vulc outer sole will cushion your feet for a softer landing. The removable and moulded Ultracush HD-Footbed offers a long-lasting and super comfortable fit. This will allow you to tear up your favourite spots longer harder and continuously. What will always remain is the iconic waffle sole. True to the motto: go pro, stay old skool!
Vans Off the Wall – from a local shop to a global player
For as long as there’s been skateboarding, there’s been Vans. The brand from Anaheim was there from the very start and the Vans Sk8 Hi was the first functional and stylish footwear for skateboarders worldwide. Back then, this first skate shoe resembled Converse Chucks. Today, Vans has its own unique look and is characterised by crisp designs, a wide range of colours and multifaceted styles.
Together with his brother Jim Van Doren and partners Gordy Lee and Serge D'Elia, Paul Van Doren opened the First Vans Store in 1966. They stood for skateable quality and fresh looks. Today, Vans works with Off the Wall, a distribution network that operates globally and brings Vans to skaters and streetwear fans everywhere. In addition, the Californian brand has 190 storefronts, which sell everything Vans has to offer. Not to mention the House Of Vans projects, which combine music, art and skateboarding under one roof. You can find your new Vans Old Skool now directly at the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop.