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The ultimate Vans Old Skool FAQ

May 27, 2022 4:48 PM
The ultimate Vans Old Skool FAQ

Dear community, everyone knows the Vans Old Skool, right? The 'Old Skool', which was already released in the 70s under the name 'Style 36', is today one of the most famous Vans models worldwide.

In the following, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about the famous sneaker model. But before that, we'll take a brief look at the history of Vans!

The history of Vans

Vans was founded on 16 March 1966 by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren. Together with business partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia, the four founded the 'Van Doren Rubber Company' in Anaheim, California.

Then in the 1970s, in 1977 to be precise, Paul Van Doren released the legendary Vans Old Skool. The model used to be known as Vans Style 36, which was quickly worn by most American skateboarders. After a short time, the sneaker was also adopted by the street style community.

The ultimate FAQ

What are Vans Old Skool?

Vans Old Skool are a pair of shoes from the Vans brand and are the skate brand's best-selling pair of sneakers. The sneaker is also considered a milestone in the history of the American sporting goods manufacturer. The model is timeless, comfortable and universal, which is why this one is so popular.

How do Vans turn out? / How do Vans Old Skool fit?

Compared to other sneakers by the brand, the Vans Old Skool model tends to run large. If you have a size 38 with other brands/models, for example, we would recommend a size 37 or 37.5 here.

How much does the Vans Old Skool cost?

A pair of Vans Old Skool is only 40€ in the sale, normally an Old Skool costs around 70€. Check out our sneaker search engine for great deals on Old Skool shoes.

What are the most popular Vans Old Skool?

The most popular Vans Old Skool are the Vans Classic Old Skool in black and white, the Old Skool in the colour 'Navy' and the all-white sneakers 'Classic True White'. Other popular models are the all-black Vans in 'Black' or the model with a high platform sole, the Vans Old Skool 'Platform'.

€37 €50

Vans Old Skool

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€61 €76

Vans Old Skool Navy

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€67

Vans OLD SKOOL

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Are Vans Old Skool trendy?

Yes, Vans have always been trendy and still are today, including the Old Skool as one of the most popular models. Especially in 2022, when many things from the 1990s are celebrating a comeback, the Vans Old Skool, which was trendy in the 90s, is also more popular than ever.

Who wears Vans?

Vans are often worn by skaters, but the Vans Old Skool sneaker is not only popular with the skater community. Whether with a platform outsole, in a classic black and white colorway or with the typical Vans checkerboard pattern - the shoes are among the absolute must-haves in every sneaker wardrobe and can be combined with many outfits.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to ask us on our Instagram page @sneakerjagers!