• Top

    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


    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.


    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
  • Special editions
Show more facts

Expert Reviews

Experts are sneaker fanatics, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

  • First look | Japan TV

Become an expert

Fit & Sizing

Generally fits true to size, the low-top Vans Romantic Floral Old Skool can be bought in men’s sizing ranging from 3.5 to 13 US or women’s sizes 5 to 14.5. Like the original Vans Old Skool, it also has a lace-up closure system that gives an adjustable fit. It also maintains a lightly padded ankle collar that provides comfort in every stride.

The Vans Old Skool got a revamp by calling upon the floral aesthetic with black aided by white roses. Named as the Romantic Floral Old Skool, it has a design that is usually used as a symbol of affection and love. This iteration is a fine addition to an incredible arsenal of kicks that can match a variety of casual outfits, even semi-casual attire.

The Vans Old Skool Romantic Floral was released in a type of design that will surely turn heads around. One of its distinguishing characteristics is the canvas upper with floral print contrasting the white Sidestripe which not only provides foot comfort but also brings an added class to its style, making it more eye-catching.

Previously named as the Style 36, the Vans Old Skool initially debuted in 1977. It is a low-profile skate sneaker that was made to address wear and tear. It was the first Vans silhouette that first showcased the iconic Vans Sidestripe, providing style and increased durability. The Old Skool also became one of the most coveted shoes by skaters like Julian Stranger and BMX riders like Dakota Roche.

The Old Skool is indeed an embodiment of comfortable and fashionable footwear. In fact, it has maintained its presence in the fashion realm and skateboarding world for many decades now. It continues to grow its patrons and customers as the years went by. Truth be told, for so many years, the Old Skool silhouette has been utilized in producing several beautiful collaborative pairs of sneakers.

Among the companies, brands, retailers, and boutiques that partnered with Vans are WTAPS, Air Jam, Simple Union, Vincent Van Gogh, Nonnative, A Tribe Called Quest, Mastermind Japan, Disney, Marvel and Made For The Makers.

Released in December 2018, the Vans Romantic Floral Old Skool received an update to its aesthetic upper by getting the tasteful rose print all over. It still has the signature Sidestripe which blends enough to the overall design, providing a more eye-catching appeal to its overall look. Like other Old Skool shoes that were previously released, it has the gum rubber outsole with the waffle tread pattern that offers precise board feels as well as superior grip.

  • Aside from the Old Skool silhouette, the Slip-on and Era silhouettes are included on the Vans Romantic Floral pack.
  • Like other Vans Old Skool versions, it has a strengthened toecap to withstand repeated wear.
  • It maintains an upper made from a combination of canvas and suede materials.