Size and fit

The K-Swiss Classic VN is available in both men and women sizing. Men have a size range of 6 to 15 US in medium to extra wide width. Meanwhile, women have sizes 5 to 14 US in medium width. This model runs true to size for the majority of the reviewers. This tennis-inspired sneaker has ample lateral support and cushy EVA midsole for adequate comfort. The lace-up closure system utilizes metal D-rings for a secure fit.

K-Swiss Classic VN Style

The low-top K-Swiss Classic VN displays throwback design that serves 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 the durability. This pair delivers a versatile look that will surely complement any casual look.

Some wearers sport their Classic VNs with skinny jeans or sweat pant, 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.

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. Its 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 History

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 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.

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 system. These features allow maximum lateral movement crucial in skiing and in playing tennis.

The K-Swiss easily turned as 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 symbolizes the history of American tennis domain.

Additional Info

  • The upper of the K-Swiss Classic VN is made of leather with a synthetic leather collar lining for added comfort and durability.
  • It has a durable rubber outsole that delivers excellent traction for various surfaces.
  • It has the soft cushioned IMEVA midsole for lightweight support.
  • The Shield logo is found woven at the tongue and heel for added style element.
  • This product weighs approximately 397 grams.


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