This slip-on sneaker is advertised as true to size, but some reviewers were not convinced as they felt that it was too snug for their feet. However, after breaking into the shoe, it may feel a lot more comfortable.
The Vans® Classic Slip-On Sneakers in Textured Suede are offered in standard sizes for both men and women.
The simple, minimalist design of this sneaker makes it easy for users to create a fashionable ensemble. Men can wear the Vans Textured Suede Slip-On with ripped jeans and a sweatshirt for a trendy street look. It also looks great with a pair of denim shorts.
On the other hand, women who may opt to wear this kick can use it with skinny jeans, leggings, or shorts. It can be worn with or without socks.
This sneaker boasts a low-top, slip-on construction that never goes out of style. The upper is made of durable, textured suede, while the outsole features gum rubber with the signature waffle tread pattern. Also, the collar and footbed are padded for enhanced in-shoe comfort and fit.
The Vans Classic Slip-On, or initially known as Style #48, was first released in 1977. It quickly gained a footing in the budding southern California skateboarding community towards the end of the 70s. This silhouette was created to address their need for fuss-free shoes with the same non-skid rubber soles.
A few years later, Steve Van Doren noticed how kids used black pens to create a checkerboard look on the shoes’ midsole. He then moved the pattern to the canvas upper. Thus, the unmistakable Vans Checkerboard Slip-On was born.
It was in 1982 when the iconic slip-on sneakers from Vans was worn by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After the movie’s trailer was shown, the shoes gained notoriety not only among skaters but among non-skaters as well. The Vans Slip-Ons were later featured on the cover of the movie’s soundtrack, too. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Aside from the Checkered Slip-On, the classic silhouette was also reinvented in several colorways and styles, such as the Brush Twill and Textured Suede. The brand collaborated with popular brands to design and release quality sneakers for a broader range of audience as well.
The Vans Textured Suede Slip-On evokes the same silhouette that the brand is known for. This well-made sneaker comes in a cool, relaxed vibe yet still remains relevant and iconic, function-wise.
- The Vans Textured Suede Slip-On is available in medium width.