Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Vans Boom Boom Old Skool invigorates the style and class of its predecessor model.
  • A handful of buyers were genuinely fascinated with the color combinations utilized by the sneaker especially the sage colorway.
  • These shoes go well with almost all articles of clothing.
  • Some users testified that it runs true to size.
  • If one wears it to the streets, he or she will receive lots of compliments about them.
  • The actual sneaker looks better in person than online photos.
  • A critic mentioned that it was built to last.
  • The sneaker's low profile cushioning and upper features are appropriate for skateboarding.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to some appalled users, the sneaker's back collar would tend to rub against their Achilles part of their ankle that would sometimes cause blisters. A portion of them even experienced it with only a few minutes of wear.
  • One user mentioned that it has very little heel support.

Bottom line

The Vans Boom Boom Old Skool relinquishes the Vans sneaker catalog by giving the classic Old Skool a taste of high fashion flair. The sneaker showcases a right combination of suede and textile highlighting the positive female attributes with its gloss and beauty. Though its trustworthy feature of being sturdy might cause blisters at the ankles, a right amount of patching around it usually does the trick. They say pain is beauty which is another message sent through this sneaker.

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Good to know

As with the general notion of Vans Old Skools, this sneaker runs true to size. Women are fortunate enough to purchase a pair of sizes from 5 to 11.5. It is built in a unisex format, but men should be aware that their widths are made in women's B medium.

The sneaker comes in two favorite colorways known as the Silver Sage and black. Both of these shoes exhibit the same pattern of textile with suede accents on the toe, lace bed, and heel. Women can stylize these bad boys with almost anything may it be with a casual shirt and jeans or sporting skirts and sundresses.

The Vans Boom Boom Old Skool is technically the same vintage model but with a dash of feminine empowerment. It features suede overlays on the toe box and heel counter which complements the side panels made of textile materials.

Deck shoes were a thing of the past and present since its introduction in the 60s. Of course, most of its credit will be acknowledged to the Californian brand called Vans. With its serendipitous turn from producing shoes to addressing the footwear demand of skaters in their vicinity, Vans had already a lot to offer the public.

The company's skating roots started with the Authentic or the #44 shoe. From there, it gradually molded subsequent designs which bear the same low profile tooling of the Authentic. Then came the Era which was designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta specifically for skateboarding. This new iteration sparked a sneaker trend that Vans would later treat religiously.

The Old Skool was the company's initial attempt to symbolize their brand. It was released in 1977 and was also the first model to display the iconic Sidestripe logo. The sneaker was widely received by the public which made it still relevant to the present day.

A skate silhouette as famous as the Old Skool would not escape the eyes of fashion enthusiasts. As the growing population of lifestyle wears increased, more and more vintage models get their taste of remodeling. Take in consideration the Vans Boom Boom Old Skool which from its name packs an explosion of flair explicitly made for women.

  • The signature waffle outsole provides sufficient grip and traction.
  • The toe caps are re-enforced to protect the shoe from repeated wear and tear.
  • Vans branding can be seen on the insole and at the standard license plate at the back of the heel.


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