Who should buy the Vans Primary Check Old Skool

This Vans sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a traditional lace-up closure system for a customized fit
  • You prefer a shoe with flexible support 
  • You are after a sneaker with a reinforced toecap to withstand repeated wear and tear

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Logo

Style of the Vans Primary Check Old Skool

With a simple silhouette and a plain check print, the Vans Primary Check Old Skool takes on the basic construction of a skate shoe and gives it the style and design needed to make it something big in the society of sneaker lovers. Versatile in style, the low-top Primary Check Old Skool melds well with comfort which makes it both an excellent and a practical shoe to wear all year round.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Midsole

With the unisex design, these sneakers are almost always paired with jeans such as ripped jeans, skinny jeans, cropped jeans, jeggings, even boyfriend jeans for the women, and a simple graphic t-shirt will do wonders. Joggers and shorts are also perfect with these low-tops.  Men can pair it with plaid shirts and a trucker cap for a more casual street look, too. Women can also opt to shy away from the usual jean/shirt get up and go pairing the sneakers with day dresses. With the right styling, a day dress can work very well with these sneakers.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Laces

Notable Features

Loaded with essential features that make the Vans Primary Check Old Skool a stunner, these sneakers are a sure welcome to any fashionista's collection. With the Vans Primary Check Old Skool, Van's evolution continues to move forward and towards a very promising future of being one of the world’s largest youth culture brands.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Toebox

First off, the design of the shoes, the checker print detailing, gives the low tops the spunk and personality that sets them apart from other Vans shoes. It is also made of quality material that contributes to the overall durability, and the upper has been made with a thick textile and has been double stitched, with the Sidestripe evident on the sides. The signature rubber waffle outsole is sturdy and reliable, offering excellent traction that prevents slippage when walking on wet surfaces.

History of the Vans Primary Check Old Skool

When it comes to shoes, it takes a fantastic pair of sneakers to make a mark in the sneaker world. Vans has been at the forefront of releasing such amazing shoes since its inception in 1966. Its biggest market has been skateboarders with the popularity of its shoes rising in the 70s. But even though Vans enjoys a good following amongst this group, its demand with sneakerheads, in general, has also increased beyond comparison in the past years, too.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Outsole

One of the shoes that Vans has released to much adoration and favor is the Vans Old Skool. Created in 1977, a wide variety of sneakerheads and enthusiasts love it because of its versatility and simplicity. It is also the first Vans shoe that has a very much identifiable leather strip stitched onto the outer panels of the shoe, the Sidestripe. Come the 90s, and sneakers have reached their peak popularity, becoming a part of the hip-hop culture. Soon, it became a shoe for everyone, a top choice for any activity that one had in mind.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Heel

To innovate, Vans made sure to revamp the Vans Old Skool continually. One of its overhauled models is the Vans Primary Check Old Skool. This version of the Old Skool features a canvas and suede checkered upper to give it its distinguished look. Since it has come out, the Primary Check Old Skool has become a cornerstone iteration of the original with this low-top lace-up presenting updated patterns and features while keeping the old school silhouette alive.

Vans Primary Check Old Skool Collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Old Skool
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.