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A unisex sneaker, the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool is available in men’s and women’s sizing. It has a lace-up style that can provide an adjustable and comfortable fit.
This Vans Old Skool features a durable upper made of canvas material, promoting decent air circulation to keep the foot fresh. It has an EVA footbed for comfort and impact protection. Also, it has a sufficiently padded ankle collar for added support.
Echoing the vibe of SoCal, the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool bears another reinterpretation of the iconic checkboard pattern. With this new look, it is still as versatile and stylish-looking as its predecessors. This type of Old Skool from Vans can still complete a variety of casual ensembles.
Let’s say, for example, women can match this lace-up sneaker with their mini-skirts, culottes or denim minidresses. Both men and women can freely use their shorts, track pants, denim jeans, and other casual and relaxed clothing and pair them with the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool.
Vans has a creative team that can think of ways on how to improve without losing the classic elements of the iconic Vans Old Skool. This time, here comes the Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool which showcases the legendary checkerboard pattern inside and outside the shoe.
In attempts to immortalize the iconic pattern, small and big checkers are juxtaposing all over the shoe. You’ll see them on the upper, midsole, foxing tape, ankle collar, tongue, and even its canvas shoelaces.
The Style 36, currently known as the Vans Old Skool, was initially introduced in 1977. Also, this silhouette was the first to bear the iconic Jazz Sidestripe for increased durability. Today, this iconic Jazz Stripe is now a fashion statement and signature of Vans.
It was also in the 70s that the ever-coveted checkerboard design was launched. It started when Steve Van Doren noticed kids drawing the pattern on the sidewalls of their shoes. This style became a global icon instantly. In fact, the legendary design was featured in the 80s movie called The Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After that, it became even more popular. The rest is history.
Released on May 14, 2019, the All Over Checkerboard collection consists of different iconic silhouettes including SK8-Hi, Slip-On, Authentic, and Old Skool. The Vans All Over Checkerboard Old Skool still showcases the Jazz Sidestripe, but instead of leather, it is in canvas material as the rest of the upper.
This iteration has different sizes of black and white checkerboard patterns visible inside and outside the shoe. Even with a new look, it remains stylish and comfortable. It still has a vulcanized construction that offers flexibility as well as excellent board feel. Also, it has a sturdy rubber waffle outsole that gives a steady grip.
- Instead of the traditional brown color, it has a black outsole instead.
- It has padded heel counters for added flexibility and support.