Verdict from 13 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Stylish: Vans Old Skool comes in fab colors that put a gorgeous spin to simple outfits. 
  • Comfy: It gets pliable and comfortable after a few uses. So walking around in these is enjoyable. 
  • Value for money: It’s one of the cheapest among the platform sneakers in the market — a real bang for your buck based on the going rates of thick-soled kicks. 
  • Well-made: Converse fans love how neatly structured this sneaker was. There were no traces of glue here and there.
  • Durable: It’s one of the canvas sneakers that last for a good amount of time. The cover doesn’t come off quickly.
  • Grippy: The modified waffle gum bottom offers good traction. You won’t easily slip on these.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Weighty: Sneaker users find this platform kick bottom-heavy. The thick rubber sole adds a lot of load to the shoe.
  • Tongue height: Its tongue comes up too high that it rubs against the skin.

Bottom line

Vans jacks up its classic Old Skool with a thick, texturized sole and sturdier canvas cover. If you’re a proud owner of the platform version, you’d love the Old Skool Stacked even more. The added height on this sneaker doesn’t only give you a lift but raises your fashion style to a new height without causing you an arm and a leg. 

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User reviews:

Vans Old Skool Stacked: Luxed-up classic

When it comes to classic low-top kicks that won’t hurt your budget, the Vans Old Skool fits the bill. Skaters, hip-hop heads, celebrities, and sneaker lovers are rocking these as they are among the comfiest and most stylish from the California-based brand. Vans made it even elegant when it came up with the Old Skool Stacked by adding a deck of rubber to its sole. 

You'll be seeing the world from a different perspective with that boost in height and style. If you’re a fan of platform kicks, you might want to include this in your sneaker stack. If there’s still room for another pair in your closet, see if you’ll like the Vans Era version too.

Vans Old Skool Stacked vs. Vans Old Skool Platform

As their names imply, both kicks are built with an elevated sole from heel-to-toe and carry the same DNA as the 1977 Old Skool. The stacked version comes in a more upbeat style in pastel and large logos, whereas the platform one leans toward the traditional look. The checkerboard is another variety with a platform base. While these kicks are budget-friendly, the Old Skool Stacked are priced a fraction higher but assembled with softer padding around the collar. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.