The C&L Old Skool is a unisex shoe that is based on men’s/boys’ measurements which range from 3.5 to 13. Women can easily get their perfect fit by going a size and a half down from their regular measurement.
The sturdy canvas and leather materials of the low-cut sneaker provide a measure of support for the feet while padded collars add comfort.
Get on the retro bandwagon with a cool new/old look by wearing the Vans C&L Old Skool. This shoe can dress down or upgrade your look as you see fit. Wear with jeans and a tee for casual days out. Men can turn their style up a notch by matching the shoe with chinos and a knitted sweater. Women, meanwhile, can go for a more formal yet sassy look with a white tee and a suit a la Kristen Stewart.
The C&L Old Skool carries the DNA of that iconic Vans Old Skool silhouette. The shoe retains most of the flavor of the classic model but gives it a twist via prints on the shoe lining and a new color combo design that matches the leather sidestripe nicely with the heel counter.
The C&L Old Skool (Canvas and Leather) is the newest iteration of that timeless silhouette—the Old Skool—which debuted in 1977. It was the first sneaker from the Vans brand to display the “jazz stripe” in leather (what is now more popularly known as the “sidestripe”) and was known as Style 36 or the shoe of rebel skaters in the U.S.
The Old Skool had a simple design that was eye-catching all the same because of the perfect combination of suede and leather and about every color under the sun. It had a low-cut profile and featured suede panels, a canvas upper, and leather padded heels. Its silhouette has remained mostly unchanged in the 40 years of its existence although collabs with boutiques and designers can be found as well as new iterations such as the C&L.
- The Vans C&L Old Skool comes with a reinforced toecap, signature waffle outsole, and padded collar.