The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is available for men and women, both in standard sizes. With its slimmed-down profile, users can expect a slightly tighter feel around the upper. Nonetheless, the laces at the center allow them to adjust the width according to their liking.
In line with the classic silhouette of the Vans Old Skool collection, this sneaker is dressed in a low-top construction featuring the iconic Side stripes on both sides. The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is versatile enough to be worn with jeans and shorts.
For women who want to achieve a stylish look, they can pair this kick with a spaghetti strap top, a loose knitted sweater, and striped pants. Men can also wear this kick with jogger pants, a plain top, and a jacket.
As part of the Vans Old Skool collection, this shoe features the same low-top silhouette, lace-up front, and the iconic Sidestripes. What makes this model different is the upper composition, which is made up of 2 different materials - suede and canvas.
The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool also has reinforced toe caps for added durability against repeated wear. Its collar is padded for extra support and comfort around the ankle area. The iconic rubber waffle outsole is also found on this kick.
Vans is a global company that is popular for making stylish, high-quality skateboarding shoes and apparel. It is based in Anaheim, California and is currently owned by VF Corporation. But the story of Vans goes way back in the 60s.
The brand was founded by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren together with their business partners, Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. Paul’s experience in the shoe business goes way back when he was a teenager. At a young age, he was already making shoes while sweeping the floor at Randy’s. He worked his way up and eventually became the company’s executive VP by the age of 34.
In March 1966, the first Vans store opened using the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. Its first shoe model was called Authentic, which is still being sold up to this day. The company has had several released models since then. Some of them include the Old Skool, Era, and Sk8-HI.
The Vans Old Skool debuted after a little more than a decade when the company was born. Originally named Style #36, the Old Skool was the brand’s first skateboarding shoe and features the now iconic jazz stripes.
In the 80s, the Old Skool was offered for customization with plenty of colors and patterns to choose from. With that, Vans became known to create footwear as an expression of the user’s personality. The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool is one of the trendy iterations of the popular model. It still exudes the old school vibe but with a classic SoCal twist.
- The Vans Textured Suede Old Skool uses a die-cut EVA insert for extra support.
- A cotton drill lining adds breathability and comfort to the shoe.