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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $55
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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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