Fit & Sizing
The Vans Leopard Old Skool carries the same standard fit as the primary model, the Vans Old Skool. Its traditional lace-up closure system offers an adjustable set-up for the wearer, allowing them to lock their foot down in a comfortable fit.
The unisex low-top shoe is available in medium width and in men’s sizing that ranges from size 3.5 US to size 13 US with half sizes also offered. Women must reduce 1.5 from the men’s sizing when buying a pair of the shoe.
Vans Leopard Old Skool Style
A classic and iconic skateboarding silhouette that presents a rather versatile characteristic when it comes to style, the Vans Leopard Old Skool fits entirely well in the street-style category. The clean and sleek design of the low-top silhouette offers a timeless appeal that allows the shoe to keep up with the never-ending evolution of the fashion trend.
The Vans Leopard Old Skool corresponds and compliments to a variety of outfit options whether one opts for a casual, laid-back look, or for a stylish street-inspired get-up. The low-top sneaker goes well with a pair of skinny jeans, cuffed fitted jeans, shorts, as well as mini skirts or mini dresses and short shorts for women.
The leopard print of the Vans Leopard Old Skool that graces the upper is what mainly gives the silhouette its own identity. The distinctive design pattern separates this version of the classic Vans Old Skool from its predecessor. The low-top shoe also features its traditional canvas and suede upper with the iconic side stripe.
Vans Leopard Old Skool History
The Vans Old Skool was first introduced in the year 1977 and was then known as the “Style #36.” The silhouette was the first to exhibit the iconic side stripe of the Vans brand. This low-top shoe was the first skate shoe to contain leather panels. The sidestripes, that was called the “jazz stripe,” and which started off as Paul Van Doren’s doodle, became the trademark of the Vans brand.
During the 1980’s the customization was a massive thing as Steve Van Doren remembered. People took notice of the simplicity of customizing their pair of Vans Old Skool through the use of pens and markers, giving their shoe their own touch.
In the 1990’s the Vans jumped on board the collaboration ship and teamed up with Marc Jacobs for a high-fashion collaborative release of the Vans Old Skool. The iterations given to the sneaker involved using premium materials in limited edition releases.
Other variations for the Vans Old Skool silhouette were also released by the brand. Different varieties of colorways and design that expands the people’s choices are offered. The Vans Leopard Old Skool is one of these variations. The low-top sneaker exhibits the leopard print on its suede and canvas upper with the iconic sidestripe Vans branding gracing the side.
- The Vans brand provides customization for the Vans Leopard Old Skool.
- Flat laces are provided for the sneaker.
- “Vans Off The Wall” presented on the heel of the shoe.