Size and fit

The Vans Vintage Slip-On is available in men’s sizing. With a unisex design, it can also be worn by women. Ladies just need to order 1.5 sizes down to get their exact fit. Without the complexity of the lacing system, the shoe allows the foot to quickly get off and on of it. 

The sneaker’s low-profile offers sufficient ankle mobility. It has an elasticized goring on the side that ensures a snug fit. Also, a cushioned footbed is installed to deliver impact protection and comfort.

Vans Vintage Slip-On Style

More than just a typical skate shoe, the Vans Vintage Slip-On carries a simplified silhouette yet manages to remain timeless, versatile, and stylish. Some of the color options that the shoe is available in are blue graphite/ blanc and floral/ marshmallow. 

This unisex sneaker can complement some casual ensembles like distressed denim jeans, cuffed pants, jumpsuits, or shorts nicely. To have an athletic vibe, joggers, track pants, and other sports clothing can be worn with these Vans shoes by men and women too. Also, ladies can wear their miniskirts or sundresses and match them with the Vans Vintage Slip-On for a more feminine vibe.

Notable Features

The low-top Vans Vintage Slip-On features a textile upper that exudes simplicity and versatility. As the famous adage says, “Simplicity is beauty.” Users who are always on-the-go can enjoy the opportunity of easily pairing the shoe without losing its style. 

When it comes to functionality, this kick is also highly regarded and appreciated by many. Without the complex of tying and untying laces, the slip-on design allows the foot to quickly get in and off the shoe. The sneaker’s simple silhouette focuses only on what is necessary.

Vans Vintage Slip-On History

Brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren, together with their business partners Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee, founded the Vans company in Anaheim, California, in 1966. It took almost a year before the company reached its breakthrough.

Currently, Vans is among the popular companies that manufacture high-quality shoes that are sold globally. The brand is famously known among skateboarders, surfers, artists, and more. Among the Vans’ classic shoe is the Slip-On or previously known as the Style 98. 

The Vans Slip-On was initially released in 1974. Since then, it has proven to be timeless as its silhouette has been used in creating a variety of amazing collaborative design. Several iterations have been reinvented and reintroduced using different materials. 

Part of the growing collection of the Style 98, the Vans Vintage Slip-On features a sturdy canvas upper that provides foot breathability. Its heel counter and ankle collar are both richly padded to provide comfort. It has a die-cut EVA insert that gives added support. Also, it has a vulcanized construction.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Vintage Slip-On has a slimmed-down profile that provides flexibility.
  • It has a vulc outsole that offers excellent board feel as well as superior traction.


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