Who should buy the Adidas Old Skool 36 DX

An upgraded version of the Vans Old Skool, this piece stays true to its roots and delivers performance and style. The Vans Old Skool 36 DX is a great addition to your wardrobe if you:

  • Want a pair of enhanced Old Skool kicks
  • Need a shoe for your everyday routine
  • Love a nice piece of classic kicks

Vans Old Skool 36 DX side view

Retro pair of sneakers

Carrying the timeless appeal of its original predecessor, the Van Old Skool 36 DX gives your style a modern touch with its enhancements. With its versatility instyle that it inherited from the original Old Skool, this low-top piece blends in naturally in the streets. It goes well with many outfit choices such as a pair of jeans, shorts, skirts, joggers, and dresses.

Vans Old Skool 36 DX tongue

A modernized update to a classic sneaker

Keeping the entirety of the original's design structure, the Vans Old Skool 36 DX features a "modernized update" of the original. It exhibits the 10 oz canvas upper with cow suede material on its heel, eye stay, tongue, and toe, upgraded UltraCush sockliner, and the higher glossy foxing tape.

Vans Old Skool 36 DX upper

Finishing off the design is the Vulc sole and the gum outsole.

Vans Old Skool 36 DX gum sole

A look back at the origins of the Vans Old Skool 36 DX

One of the most distinguished pieces from Vans, the Old Skool silhouette was initially released in 1977. It was also the one that debuted the brand's signature Sidestripe. Originally, it was known as the "Style 36" and it was the first shoe to combine the leather material into its upper structure.

Vans Old Skool 36 DX sidestripe

The Old Skool made a solid reputation in the streets, and throughout the years, it has witnessed a variety of modifications. Among these versions is the Vans Old Skool 36 DX from the Vans Anaheim Factory collection. 

Vans Old Skool 36 DX collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans UltraCush, Vans Old Skool
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, Gum Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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