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The Vans P&C Old Skool is offered in both men and women’s sizing. As for the shoe’s closure, a traditional lace-up fastening system is utilized for a more secure and adjusted fit. 

Featuring a classic, low-top silhouette, this version of the Vans Old Skool is made up of sturdy textile, leather, and suede uppers. Also, this is the first Vans sneaker to bear the iconic side stripe. Vans branding is found at the heel and on the insoles. 

The contrasting colors that are used on the shoes add a fun look to them. Furthermore, they are available in a handful of colorways including Black Port Royale and Royal Blue/Apricot Buff. As stylish as they look, the pair can be matched with almost any outfit in one’s wardrobe. A casual or street style ensemble goes best with the shoes. They can be matched with tops like a basic tee, oversized shirt, graphic tees, flannel pieces, hoodies, or even tank tops. Women can also wear these sneakers in summer or mini dresses and denim skirts. As for the bottoms, jeans, denim, or shorts can go well with these Vans.

Utilizing a padded footbed, this provides enhanced comfort to the shoes. The re-enforced toecaps are built to withstand repeated wear and offer extra toe protection. In addition, the Vans signature Waffle outsole delivers a firmer grip and added traction.

Founded in 1966, two brothers named Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren created The Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim, California. But, before Vans became Vans it had quite a history. Paul Van Doren decided to take on the challenge of starting a new sneaker brand with also a new concept. He partnered with his brother Jim and their long-time business associate Serge D’Elia. All three moved their families to Southern California and set up the operation of the new brand in Anaheim. It took almost a year to put together the self-reliant shoe factory. 

With over 50 years in the sneaker industry, Vans is one of the leading skateboarding footwear brands and is an iconic part of skateboarding history. Being the first company to make skateboarding specific shoes, Vans has been driving the sport forward since the early days and keep doing so until the present. With a super stylish team, simple designs, and timeless items of footwear and apparel, Vans will be with us forever. Among all the retro sneakers that the brand has produced, the P&C Old Skool is one of the most anticipated by fans. It has an old-school style that’s admired by many. Also, it is the first to bear the iconic side stripe. 

  • The shoe also features padded collars for extra comfort. 
  • Also, the pair is finished with an ‘Off the Wall’ logo patch on the heel.


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