Size and fit

Following the silhouette of the original Vans Slip-On shoe model, the Vans Slip-On Lite boasts a low-top profile in a slip-on type of closure system. The collar is sufficiently cushioned, which adds to the extra comfortable in-shoe feel given by the UltraCush Lite footbed and soft textile linings.

Like most Vans shoes, it is available in men’s sizing from 3.5 to 13 with half sizes up to 11.5. Women’s sizing is approximately 1.5 smaller than men’s. For example, if you are a size 7 in women’s sizing, then it is advisable to get this shoe in size 5.5 in men’s.

Vans Slip-On Lite Style

The Vans Slip-On Lite is a shoe ideal for those who are always on-the-go. Designed with a low-cut and slip-on combo, it boasts a very versatile profile both in terms of style and function. The canvas upper is made even more flexible with plenty of colorways to choose from so one would surely find a pair that suits his/her style best. Like most Vans shoes, this shoe can be paired with almost any kind of outfit and still look stylish.

Notable Features

A re-engineered version of the classic Vans Slip-On shoes, the Vans Slip-On Lite model utilizes new technology and innovative construction for improved fit and comfort while retaining the timeless style of the original. The canvas upper sits atop a very lightweight and flexible UltraCush Lite Sole unit, covering the outsole, midsole, and sock liners, that reduces the overall weight of the shoe for an upgraded comfort for all-day wear.

Vans Slip-On Lite History

The classic Vans Slip-On remains as one of the most iconic silhouettes that Vans ever created. Formerly known as "Style #98", it first appeared on the shelves in 1977 and soon embedded into the skate and BMX scene during that era like any other Vans favorites.

An authentication that “less is more,” the Vans Slip-On’s popularity skyrocketed primarily because of its easy slip-on feature and versatile style. Its Checkerboard iteration, in particular, took off in 1982 when the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High immortalized it through Sean Penn’s character.

Today, the classic Vans Slip-On shoes are still highly sought after by loyal Vans followers, skateboarders, and casual consumers for its timeless design. Countless of colorways have already been released, and the silhouette has also been a subject of different collaborations with designers or retail shops.

The Vans Slip-On Lite is one of the modern takes on the well-loved classic Vans. It shadows the original's timeless look and casual flair, but it utilizes current technologies and construction for an improved fit and lighter ride. This particular rendition of the slip-on features an UltraCush sole unit from the insoles down to the outsoles, which reduces the overall weight of the shoe.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Slip-On Lite utilizes an Actionfit last for a higher heel height hence a more balanced feel in every stride.
  • Vans brandings are displayed on the side and heel.


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