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7 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers were pleased with the style of the Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool sneakers. 
  • Some purchasers commended the versatility of this shoe as it goes well with a variety of outfits. 
  • A couple of buyers highlighted that although this particular Old Skool shoe has some sort of vibe as the plain white ones, its uniqueness makes it a standout pair to strut. 
  • Several buyers mentioned that they would gladly buy another pair of this Vans shoe. 
  • As with the other Old Skool sneakers from Vans, the Rainbow Foxing version is comfortable for daily wear according to lots of reviewers. 
  • Some wearers gladly reported that they get so many compliments on these shoes whenever they wear them. 
  • The Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool carries a budget-friendly price tag. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • At least one buyer mentioned that the Vans Rainbox Foxing takes a while to break in. 
  • No other color options are presented for this Vans Old Skool shoe.

Bottom line

Vans dropped another one-of-a-kind addition to the growing lineup of Vans Old Skool sneakers called the Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool. It boasts a minimal, plain white canvas upper accentuated with a rainbow-colored foxing tape in celebration of Pride Month 2019.

Like the classic Vans Old Skool sneakers from the '70s, this recent version is well-received for its comfort and no-fail, versatile style. The rainbow accent, in particular, gained approval for giving the classic shoe a unique yet street-ready flair.  


Base model: Vans Old Skool
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Old Skool
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas
Price: $55
Special editions: 36 special editions
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The Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool is available in US sizing that ranges from 3.5 Boys/ 5 Women to 10 Men/11.5 Women in Standard Width. It generally runs true to size. 

As with the other Old Skools, the Rainbow Foxing variation features a low-top profile and a traditional lace-up closure with six pairs of metal eyelets and flat cotton laces for a flexible and adjustable fit. Overall support and hold are excellent considering its skate shoe DNA. 

Joining Vans’ expanding list of rainbow-themed sneakers is the Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool. The shoe took note of the nitty-gritty of the classic Old Skool silhouette and transformed it into a simple low-top sneaker infused with rainbow accents. 

The upper is kept basic with a clean all-white canvas from the padded collar down to the reinforced round toe. The polished look matches the white midsole, but above it is just the right pop of colorful rainbow foxing tape that makes the shoe unique yet stylish and easy to wear. 

The Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool sneakers are essentially just like most renditions of the legendary Vans Style #95 AKA Old Skool – low top with a sturdy canvas upper, standard lace closure, waffle rubber outsole, and signature Sidestripe to the sides. 

However, one distinct additional feature visually sets it apart from the others. This shoe's foxing tape, which helps to fuse the sole to the upper, appears in a rainbow-colored theme hence the "Rainbow Foxing" name. 

One of the most popular classic sneakers from the California-based skate shoe company Vans is the Vans Old Skool. It released in the late 1970s initially as the Style #95 and the first ever skate shoe to feature the brand’s now signature Sidestripe or otherwise known as the Jazz Stripe. 

The popularity of these skate shoes was not confined in the walls of skate parks. As with other famed Vans skate shoes, the Old Skool quickly gained a large following across the globe and became a favorite go-to shoe of many not just for skateboarding but for casual use as well. With this, Vans came up with a variation of colorways and material and design upgrades for the well-received silhouette. 

On June 17, 2019, the skate shoe company introduced the Vans Rainbow Foxing Old Skool as part of the growing collection of Vans Old Skool sneakers. The shoe follows the original tooling of the Old Skool but incorporates a rainbow foxing tape as its primary design accent. The shoe is released as part of the Pride Month 2019 celebrations. 

  • This shoe is also called the Vans Rainbow Fox Old Skool.
  • The toe cap is reinforced for increased durability. 
  • The collars are padded for added comfort and support. 
  • Vans' brandings are on the heel and insoles. 


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