Size and fit

With a low-top silhouette, the Vans Retro Sport Style 36 allows the ankle to move freely. It is available in men’s and women’s sizing. With a vulcanized construction, it offers flexibility.

The shoe upper is made of canvas and suede materials that allow sufficient air to circulate, keeping the foot fresh. It has a padded collar that provides support. Also, this unisex sneaker is equipped with the UltraCush insole that gives all-day comfort.  

Vans Retro Sport Style 36 Style

The low-top Vans Retro Sport Style 36 is a classic skate shoe that offers functionality without compromising style and comfort. This retro-inspired sneaker takes a cue from the iconic silhouette now currently known as the Old Skool. It is available in stunning colorways like biking red/ poinsettia.

Like the Old Skool sneakers, the Retro Sport Style 36 from Vans can stylishly match several casual and even smart outfits. Distressed denim jeans, shorts, cuffed pants, or joggers are some of the perfect suits to match this unique and eye-catching shoe. Ladies can also pair them with miniskirts or sundresses for a more feminine vibe.

Notable Features

The Vans Retro Sport Style 36 has a silhouette that is inspired by the iconic Old Skool. It has a smaller toe vamp compared to the Old Skool that creates another unique and eye-appealing style. Also, it is equipped with the UltraCush insole that offers superior cushioning and impact protection.

Vans Retro Sport Style 36 History

The Style 36 was first introduced in 1977. It was the first silhouette that sports the iconic Jazz Sidestripe for increased durability and support. As the years have progressed, the Style 36 or currently known as the Old Skool has managed to remain a timeless shoe. It has been reinterpreted countless times, which led to a variety of beautiful iterations.

Inspired by the silhouette of Old Skool, the Vans Retro Sport Style 36 is a fusion of timeless design and modern essential with a slight twist. Its toe cap is somehow smaller in size compared to the Old Skool yet remains sturdy enough to withstand skateboarding abuse. The insole brings better comfort by utilizing UltraCush technology.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Retro Sport Style 36 has a reinforced toe cap that can withstand skateboarding abuse and repeated wear.
  • This kick features a 10 oz canvas upper.
  • It has a vulcanized outsole with waffle tread that offers a great board feel as well as a superior grip.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Retro Sport, Vans UltraCush
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Colorways: Orange / Red / White

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