Size and fit

Vans Old Skool sneakers have a stylish design that would look good on anyone. The Flame silhouette is a unisex shoe, which is right since the fierce styling is just too good to keep to one gender. 

A lacing system gives users a secure and adjustable fit while a cushioned footbed gives enhanced comfort.

Vans Flame Old Skool Style

Fire up your look by wearing the Vans Flame Old Skool. This low-top sneaker will help you blaze your way to an outstanding entrance with its vibrant flame graphics and retro styling. Pair your shoe with skinny distressed jeans and a long-sleeve t-shirt. No need to dress it up a lot as even the simplest outfit can look pretty dope with this footwear.

Notable Features

Anyone who looks at the Vans Flame Old Skool will be riveted by its spectacular and vibrantly-colored print. Add to the mix its classic low-profile design, and you’ve got a definite standout.

Vans Flame Old Skool History

The Vans Flame Old Skool is a contemporary update of the classic and staple 1977 Vans shoe, the Old Skool. Formerly known as Style #36, the Old Skool was the first model from the brand to feature leather on its upper, albeit only on the side panels. Paul Van Doren’s doodle, which is famously known today as the Vans Side Stripe, debuted on the upper of this silhouette.

The Old Skool was extremely popular with skateboarders for its tough construction which was able to take on much abuse from extreme tricks and flips. And when classics became trendy again, the Old Skool found a new generation of loyal followers and became one of the Vans brand’s highest-selling models worldwide.

The Flame Old Skool, meanwhile, debuted in the 90s as part of the well-liked Flame Pack. In May of 2017, Vans re-issued the collection by delivering two of their most iconic silhouettes—the Old Skool and the Sk8-Hi. The Old Skool was dressed in a black upper with flaming graphics on the side. Another flame colorway was released the year after with a yellow-based upper, this time with purple blazes.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Flame Old Skool has a sturdy upper made of a combination of canvas and suede while the Side Stripes are of leather.
  • The shoe also has a rubber outsole that features the Vans waffle tread pattern for excellent grip and a padded collar for added comfort.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Old Skool
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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