Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
Good to know
Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
Good to know
Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
Good to know
Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Fit & Sizing
A unisex shoe, the low-top Vans Leather Old Skool can be grabbed by men in sizes from 3.5 to 13 US. Women can pick 1.5 sizes down of their foot size to get their exact size in men’s sizing. This lace-up shoe has a premium leather upper that gives sufficient breathability. The upper has re-enforced toecap to endure repeated wear. It has a padded collar for comfort and cushioned footbed for superior shock absorption.
With a slimmed-down profile, the Vans Leather Old Skool is a low-top sneaker with a lace-up profile. It has a straightforward yet versatile design that looks perfect with shorts, denim jeans or khaki pants for men. Apart from the jeans and shorts, women may also rock this shoe to match with skirts, jumpsuits or mini-dresses. Besides casual outfits, the Vans Old Skool in black leather will make a perfect match with dressy clothing.
Vans never cease to amaze its followers when it comes to their innovative footwear. With a classic silhouette, this iteration of Vans Old Skool maintains its timeless design, but instead of canvas, it utilizes premium leather material for its upper. The leather upper makes the shoe more versatile, matching not only casual outfits but also for dressy attire.
Debuted in 1977, the Vans Old Skool was also known as the Style 36. It is a skate sneaker with a low-cut silhouette that was the first to bear the iconic Vans Sidestripe, offering increased durability. The Old Skool is among the most coveted silhouettes by both BMX riders and skaters like Dakota Roche and Julian Stranger.
For many decades, the Old Skool has become part not only of the skateboarding world but also the fashion realm. It is an epitome of comfort, style, and performance that are appreciated by both men and women. Continuing its legacy, the Old Skool silhouette was used for different collaborative works, delivering fashion-forward and comfortable footwear.
Some of the brands, celebrities, boutiques, and companies that have partnered with Vans in creating several versions of the Old Skool silhouette are A Tribe Called Quest, Vincent Van Gogh, Nonnative, Made For The Makers, Marvel, Disney, WTAPS, Air Jam, Simple Union and mastermind Japan.
One of the versions is the Vans Leather Old Skool. Instead of canvas, it utilizes premium leather material that makes up the upper. WIth vulcanized construction, it still has the rubber outsole with the signature waffle pattern that gives superior grip and exceptional board feel.
- Like other Vans Old Skool iterations, this sneaker has the signature Jazz Stripe in leather accenting the sides.
- The “Vans Off The Wall” insignia is incorporated at the back of the sole.
- It has a cotton drill lining that gives added comfort and excellent breathability.