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The Vans Classic Tumble Old Skool is a unisex footwear like most Vans sneakers. The leather material and solid construction of the shoe give the wearer ample foot support. A lacing system allows the fit to be adjusted to the foot’s width.
Dive into retro style with the Vans Classic Tumble Old Skool. This classic kick will elevate your look a notch with its beautiful leather finish on top of a heritage-inspired silhouette. Wear the sneaker with pants, a t-shirt, and a blazer for a perfect combination of dressy casual. You can also do a street-ready style by pairing the shoe with skinny jeans, a tee, and a leather jacket.
The Vans Classic Tumble Old Skool gives a famous and iconic silhouette a new spin with its beautiful new leather finish which dresses up the shoe quite nicely. The brand takes a more minimalist approach with this new iteration but heightens the sophistication to produce a footwear you can rock anywhere, be it at the office or the neighborhood bar.
The Old Skool, or Style Number 36 as it used to be called, is one of the most well-known Vans silhouettes. The model began life as a shoe in 1977, kicking off the use of the “Jazz Stripe” or that trademark that proclaims a shoe is unmistakably Vans. It was the first to don not only the Jazz Stripe but also the first skate footwear to incorporate leather into its construction.
The silhouette was very durable, and its multi-paneled form helped it become famous among skateboarders and BMX riders who used the sneaker as a canvas for their creativity. It became very common to see Old Skool kicks with doodles and every color under the sun from the 80s to the early 90s This mode of self-expression helped the silhouette survive for decades since its release. It also didn’t hurt that the Old Skool became a subject of a series of collaborations with haute couture designer, Marc Jacobs in the mid part of the 90s.
To this day, Old Skool models remain popular and relevant with reissues, updates, and collabs being continuously released in honor of this footwear icon.
- The Vans Classic Tumble Old Skool features a reinforced toecap, padded collar, and the brand’s trademark waffle outsole.