Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Fashionable: Numerous users appreciate the "eye-catching" and "cute and trendy" leopard design of the Vans Leopard Old Skool. 
  • Versatile: It has an all-rounder style that they can playfully pair up with countless ensembles. 
  • Snug: This pair hugs the feet comfortably and securely.
  • Cozy: Reviewers testify that this pair feels very comfortable even when worn all day.
  • Grippy: Because it solidly sticks to the board, maneuvering the skateboard is easy with this sneaker. 
  • Affordable: You can find the Leopard Old Skool in our site's list of budget-friendly sneakers.

1 reason not to buy

  • Flimsy: Critics have mentioned that the Leopard Old Skool wears out quickly with just a few uses.

Bottom line

Longtime fans of Vans Old Skool, here's your chance to strut the streets in a bold safari vibe. The animal-printed Vans Leopard Old Skool features a style that every fashionista must include in their wardrobes. It also carries its predecessor's classic homey feel and adaptable style that will make you feel and look good in any attire.

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Vans Leopard Old Skool: Classic sneaker with a twist

Vans Old Skool, also known as Style #36, was the first silhouette to exhibit Vans' iconic side stripe and the first skate shoe to use leather panels. Because of its simplicity, people saw the opportunity to personalize their Old Skools using pens and markers, turning the Old Skool into one of the most popular footwear in the 80s.

Since its release, there are countless Old Skool variations - the Vans Leopard Old Skool is one of them. This low-top sneaker fits entirely well in the street-style category. It exhibits an eye-catching print on its suede and textile upper and bears the iconic side stripe Vans branding on the side.

What makes the Leopard Old Skool stand out a mile?

To keep up with the endless evolution of sneaker fashion, Vans reworked it Vans Old Skool with animal print on the upper. The leopard print that graces the upper gives the silhouette its own identity and separates this version of the classic Vans Old Skool from its predecessor. 


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