Who should buy Vans Old Skool Pro BMX

The Vans Old Skool Pro BMX is an ideal choice for people that are looking for:

  • SoCal vibe, a classic silhouette combined with a fresh update
  • an attractive and stylish look that can quickly match several casual ensembles, may it is denim jeans, shorts, or sporty joggers, this kick can surely complete your hip attire

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX logo

Breathability and mobility of Pro BMX

Depending on the colorways, the upper is made of canvas and suede materials that offer decent foot breathability. It has a low-top profile that allows sufficient ankle mobility. 

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX laces


Also, it is equipped with the UltraCush HD footbed that delivers the highest level of impact protection and cushioning.

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX heel

Performance and comfort

Specially designed for BMX riders, the Vans Old Skool Pro BMX offers performance and comfort. Beneath the shoe’s gum rubber compound is a herringbone underlayer that gives a firmer flex pattern, reinforcing it like a tank. The lace-up system gives this shoe an adjustable fit. It has a terrycloth lining for added comfort. 

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX front

Excellent pedal feel, durability, and support

This kick also features waffle cup BMX construction that paves the way to the unrivaled durability and support that are much enjoyed by Vans’ avid followers. Furthermore, it offers an excellent pedal feel.  

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX sole


For durability, it has Duracap reinforcement rubber underlays.

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX top

History of Vans Old Skool Pro BMX

Since the Vans Old Skool was introduced in 1977, it never ceases to become part of both skateboarding and BMX riding realms. Today, it is even considered a fashion staple. Comfort, style, and performance are among the common features that this iconic Style 36 continues to deliver to its die-hard fans. 

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX collar

Through the years, the Old Skool has been reinterpreted several times using a variety of materials. Also, it has been used in several amazing collaborations, resulting in a myriad of excellent iterations. Among them is the Vans Old Skool Pro BMX. 

Vans Old Skool Pro BMX toebox

When this model was created, they had the BMX riders specifically in mind. True enough, this kick offers an excellent pedal feel and grip, which are necessary for riding and performance. It has a durable canvas and suede uppers that sit atop of vulcanized gum rubber outsole. 

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Old Skool Pro
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans UltraCush, Vans Old Skool
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, Gum Sole / Fabric

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