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The Vans Old Skool

Originally released in 1977, the Vans Old Skool has become a symbol of skate culture and street style around the world. Designed to compliment the burgeoning skateboarding scene of Southern California during the 1970s, the Old Skool is Vans' first skateboard model. This shoe was originally released under the name 'Vans Style 36' and was designed to meet the needs of skaters. Canvas and leather uppers are complemented by padded collars and waffle rubber soles.
In its initial colorway, the sneaker was a sleek, straightforward combination of navy blue and white that allowed for versatility and wearability. Throughout multiple subcultures and fashion movements, Vans Old Skools have transcended skateboarding. All ages continue to find it appealing because of its simplicity, functionality, and ability to be used as a canvas for self-expression.

Vans Old Skool Design

With its unique design elements and timeless aesthetic, Vans Old Skool has become a staple in both skateboarding and casual wear. In addition to providing durability and longevity, leather and canvas uppers provide a classic look that have defined the sneakers for decades.
First used on this model, the iconic sidestripe, or 'Jazz Stripe' adds a visual signature that distinguishes the Old Skool from other sneakers. A random doodle drawn by Paul Van Doren, the stripe did not serve as a major brand identifier at first. With the introduction of the Old Skool in 1977, a simple sketch became a legendary logo. The logo has evolved from a casual doodle into a symbol that symbolizes Vans' creativity and self-expression.
The waffle rubber outsole provides exceptional grip and traction, as a nod to its skateboarding heritage, in addition to providing support and flexibility.
With its wide range of colorways, the Old Skool caters to a wide variety of preferences and styles.
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