Fit & Sizing
While it generally fits true to size, similar to the other Vans low-tops, this sneaker has been labeled by some wearers as narrow fitting. For potential buyers, they may want to try the Vans Mesh Iso 1.5 first at the shop or be aware of the return policy if ordering online as there are considerable comments about the shoe running small by at least half a size. It is available in US men’s size from 3.5 to 13 while women’s sizes start from 5.0 to 14.5.
The Mesh Iso 1.5 has the conventional lace-up system which can provide a snug fit while the upper has a canvas composition that contributes to the shoe being breathable.
Vans Mesh Iso 1.5 History
Brothers Paul and James Van Doren with friends Serge Delia and Gordon Lee started a shoe company named Van Doren Rubber Company in the 1960s. Their company has a unique approach at that time because they conceptualized, made, and sold their products on the same day in the same location. Its initial products were made of the thick rubber sole that "sticks" well on surfaces.
The company's goal is to produce sneakers that are aesthetically pleasing but sturdy enough to sustain high-level physical activities. By the 70s, the term House of Vans was coined by a skater group. They praised the style and the sticky sole of Vans' shoes. The 'Off the Wall' logo was also introduced in the 70s. In 1976, Vans' trademark, the Sidestripe, was introduced on its Old Skool model.
At the end of the 70s decade, Vans was able to reach the international market. But in 1984, the company filed for bankruptcy. It offered too many products in the market that did not become successful, and that exhausted their resources. Fortunately, after a couple of years, the company was able to recover and settle all their debts.
In the 90s, Vans transitioned into lifestyle fashion. Its products were donned by rock artists, celebrities, and hip-hop icons. Numerous collaborations were realized during this time which influenced the concept we know today. It started sponsoring blockbuster sporting events and marquee athletes. Vans launched its clothing line to amass more consumers. After 50 years since its inception, the company has a revenue of approximately $400 million annually.
Vans made itself as one of the premier brands of low-top skate and lifestyle sneakers. As an addition to its lifestyle collection, the Vans Mesh Iso 1.5 was released in 2016. It has the all the qualities required for an all-around functionality without the hefty price tag.