Who should buy the K-Swiss Classic VN

This low-cut K-Swiss sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a durable rubber outsole for excellent traction.
  • You are after a sneaker with a soft midsole for lightweight support.

K-Swiss Classic VN Logo

Style of the K-Swiss Classic VN

The low-top K-Swiss Classic VN displays a throwback design that serves as a smart addition to one's laidback look. It has a noteworthy premium leather upper with the iconic five stripes designs and the three-piece toe for durability. This pair delivers a versatile look that will surely complement any casual look.

K-Swiss Classic VN Midsole

Some wearers sport their Classic VNs with skinny jeans or sweatpants, with or without socks. Finishing off their whole look is a crisp plain tee and a jacket for a smart-casual ensemble. For the ladies, they opt to strut their K-Swiss Classic VN with a shirt dress, leggings, and denim shorts and paired with graphic tees, button-down or tank tops.

K-Swiss Classic VN Laces

Notable Features

The classic silhouette of the K-Swiss Classic VN that has been existing since the 60s made this footwear highly noticeable for many onlookers. It's premium upper with details reminiscent of the retro tennis fashion turned a striking feature for the contemporary market who are into throwback look.

K-Swiss Classic VN Toebox

History of the K-Swiss Classic VN

The K-Swiss brand was founded by two Swiss brothers named Ernest and Art Brunner in the 60s. When they moved to California, they were unable to find suitable tennis shoes for them which paved the way to their realization of the potential in the footwear market.

K-Swiss Classic VN Outsole

K-Swiss name was taken a cue from the local kids in Europe. 'K' came from the word Kalifornia, which was the slang for California during the 60s. And the brothers added the K to their nationality, thus creating a simple yet appealing brand name. Their chosen brand name also symbolizes the fusion of the Swiss heritage with the lifestyle look of the Americans.

K-Swiss Classic VN Heel

In 1966, the brand launched its first tennis shoe made of premium leather and called this the Classic. The design was inspired by the three-piece upper of ski-boot with five side bindings and five D-ring shoelace systems. These features allow maximum lateral movement crucial in skiing and in playing tennis.

K-Swiss Classic VN Collar

The K-Swiss easily turned into an indispensable part of the tennis courts across the US and beyond. The brand launched the Classic VN (Van) as the modernized version of the classic style. It uses upgraded materials that symbolize the history of the American tennis domain.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: K-swiss Classic
Colorways: White / Black / Grey / Blue / Red / Purple
SKUs: 03343050 / 03344466 / 03411482 / 05107972 / 06393079 / 93343001 / 93343101 / 93944955 / 96393077 / 96393168

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.