Size and fit

This slip-on sneaker from Vans is offered in unisex sizing. Some reviewers concluded that the thicker insole compromised the width of the shoe, making it narrower than other Vans kicks. Therefore, potential buyers are advised to size up when getting this shoe.

Vans ComfyCush Slip-On Style

The Vans ComfyCush Slip-On is a pretty flexible sneaker when it comes to style. It can be dressed up or down, depending on the user’s mood. There are a plethora of outfits that can match the iconic style of this shoe.

Men can wear this shoe with black shorts, an oversized tee, and a black jacket for a street punk look. Also, it can also be worn with chinos and buttoned-down shirts. Women, on the other hand, can pair this kick with denim jeans, leggings, shorts, and skirts.

Notable Features

This sneaker utilizes the iconic deck shoe silhouette that Vans enthusiasts have come to know over the years. The newly constructed upper is made of durable canvas with all-over print, while the signature waffle tread pattern is still found on the outsole.

An added feature found on this kick is the ComfyCush sockliner. It is a co-molded insole/outsole construction that increases rebound and enhances comfort.

Vans ComfyCush Slip-On History

Vans is a globally known company that manufactures high-quality shoes and apparel for skaters, punks, artists, and businessmen. Originally called The Van Doren Rubber Company, the brand was born with the premise of manufacturing and selling custom shoes right in the store. 

The company was founded in 1966 in California by Paul and Jim Van Doren together with Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. They moved their families to Anaheim to start their own shoe brand. It took them almost a year to set up a self-reliant factory, but once it was put in place, the company became unstoppable.

Several shoe models were released by Vans, including the Classic Slip-On, Old Skool, and Era. Initially named Style #98,  the Vans Classic Slip-On continues to reign as the brand’s most iconic silhouette. It was introduced in the late 1970s when skateboarding became a thing. 

Today, the Classic Slip-Ons have been featured in several co-lab collections. They were also redesigned one too many times. One such iteration is the Vans ComfyCush Slip-On.   

Additional Info

  • This slip-on sneaker houses a moisture-wicking liner that enhances breathability and comfort. 
  • The collar of this kick is padded for added comfort and shock absorption.
  • To promote Autism Awareness, a ComfyCush Slip-On model drenched in a calming color palette was also released. This specific model shows a woven-like checkerboard pattern on the front. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Comfycush, Vans Slip-On
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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