Fit & Sizing
Unisex sizes in medium width are offered for the Vans Old Skool V, ranging from boys’ 3.5/women’s 5.0 up to men’s 13.0/women’s 14.5. It fits true to size. Suede and canvas make up the shoe's upper, delivering a robust fit. It has a hook-and-loop system for the closure, enabling the user to put the sneaker on and off quickly. Lastly, its low collar allows unlimited ankle movement.
Vans Old Skool V Style
Two colorways are available for the low-top Vans Old Skool V: True White and Pewter/Black. These options feature a clean and preppy vibe, yet they are low profile enough for pairing with many different outfits. Summer and spring-ready styles, in particular, will go well with these kicks, from light dresses and skirts to shorts and pants in different colors and designs.
This edition of the Old Skool also provides a more relaxed appeal owing to its hook-and-loop system, perfect for matching with laidback clothes. Shorts and a t-shirt will complete the look, ideal for walking around, hanging out, or going on a weekend trip. This shoe could also be used for semi-formal occasions, such as the workplace or events, worn with pants or a skirt and a shirt.
Vans Old Skool V History
Vans was built by Paul and James Van Doren and launched in 1966 in Anaheim, California. Its deck shoes became favorites of local skaters due to their efficient outsoles and fresh styles, leading to the brand’s popularity. These shoes, which have since been named the Authentic, have become casual staples, worn by generations. The company has continued this creative heritage ever since, introducing models that have stood the test of time to embody street style and athletic passion.
In 1977, another classic was born from the Vans catalog. The brand released Style #36, which eventually became known as the Old Skool. It bore the now-legendary Sidestripe, which started out as a doodle called the “jazz stripe” drawn by Paul Van Doren. Today, it is an enduring part of the brand’s image and heritage. It was also the first sneaker from the brand that used leather paneling for improved durability.
The Old Skool has become so popular that Vans was able to play around with it, introducing different patterns, styles, collaborative designs, and many more. Its continued popularity is evidenced by the people who collect these editions, wearing them proudly in the streets. Throughout all of these versions, the Old Skool silhouette remains the same, featuring a highly recognizable and timeless look.
One such unique variation of the classic shoe is the Vans Old Skool V, which replaces the traditional lace-up front with a Velcro closure. As a result, the model has the look of a classic skate shoe combined with the convenience of a hook-and-loop casual sneaker. The design not only levels up the functionality of the Old Skool. It is a game-changer as well when it comes to fashion-forward style.