Verdict from 14 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Among the growing Old Skool collection, the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool is a comfortable sneaker, noted by many customers. 
  • Its price is reasonable.
  • A lot of purchasers appreciated the shoe’s stylish design, especially the Golden Snitch/ Black colorway. They described the shoe as gorgeous, amazing, cute, and beautiful. 
  • It is among the shoes Harry Potter x Vans collection that is found to be sturdy and with good quality by some of the reviewers.
  • A few mentioned that they receive compliments whenever they wear this sneaker.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few muttered that the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool fits narrow than expected. 
  • Color options are limited.

Bottom line

Another collaboration piece from Vans that fans can get excited with is the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool. We can relive our childhood memories with its eye-catching design. Available in two colorways, it is inspired by Harry Potters’ Golden Snitch and Deathly Hallows that can leave fans stupefied. 

This version of Old Skool has the right combination of comfort and sophistication that aficionados may look forward and enjoy. Patrons can grab this exclusive design without breaking their pocket. 

Good to know

Like other Vans sneakers, the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool is a unisex sneaker available in men’s sizing, ranging from 3.5 to 13 US. Women’s sizes range from 5 to 14.5.

Depending on the colorway, it has a canvas or synthetic upper that can provide adequate foot breathability. With the padded ankle collar and die-cut EVA footbed, it offers support and cushioning comfort.

The low-top Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool is available in two unique colorways: Deathly Hallows/ Black and Golden Snitch/ Black. With a unisex style, it can be paired with a variety of casual outfits. Some suggested ways to style this shoe are:

  • Men can cuff their jeans up above their ankle and pair it with a plain or graphic shirt then polish it off by the Old Skool for a laidback look.
  • Ladies can wear their Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool with shorts or skirts on a casual occasion. 
  • Women, as well as men, can pair this sneaker with their track pants or shorts or joggers for a sporty vibe.

 As Vans continues to find ways in innovating designs to excite fans, here comes the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool. The design and colorways are such a head-turner. These eye-catching tangible features can make this collaborative piece stand out among the crowd. With its unique design, it can easily complement several casual ensembles.

Harry Potter enthusiasts who are waiting for the release date of the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool can now rejoice. Released in June 2019, this collaborative Old Skool is available in two colorways inspired by the Deathly Hallows and Golden Snitch. 

Both colorways have premium uppers offering foot breathability. It also has a gold vulcanized gum rubber outsole for superior grip, respectively. The cotton lining adds breathability. 

The Golden Snitch-inspired sneaker has a decorative snitch accented on the tongue. Instead of the leather Jazz Stripe, the golden wings adorn the sides. It also has an inscription on the heel. 

The Deathly Hallow-inspired Old Skool has the Elder Wand detailing found on the midsole. Also, contrast stitching is visible all over the upper. It has the Deathly Hallow symbol on the tongue and even at the back of the heel.

  • It has a lace-up closure that allows an adjustable fit. 
  • The shoe has a Harry Potter print on its insole. 
  • With a slimmed-down profile, it offers a flexible feel. 


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.