Fit & Sizing
Vans UltraRange Gore is available in men's size range 6 to 14 and women's size range 2.5 to 12 US in medium width. While this pair runs true to size, many complained about its tad narrowness. Thus, few suggested that buyers must grab a half to full size up for a cozier fit. The slip-on bootie-constructed design has seamless inner sock reinforced with the gore strap across the upper.
To wear the Vans UltraRange Gore with ease, the brand incorporated a woven heel pull tab to aid the wearers in slipping this on. Meanwhile, the UltraCush insole delivers a lightweight and responsive cushioning coupled with seamless lining for enhanced comfort. The contoured tongue and collar further improve the overall comfort this shoe offers.
Vans UltraRange Gore Style
The low-top Vans UltraRange Gore struts a sportier profile with easy to wear elements suitable for buyers with an active lifestyle. The mixed textile, mesh, and neoprene materials with the gore strap across the upper enhance its laidback look fitting for almost any casual ensemble. The versatility of this kick is augmented by the lightness and superb breathability perfect for everyday wear. Wearers sport their UltraRange Gore with jeans, joggers, ankle trousers, and shorts. Meanwhile, ladies don this with leggings, joggers, dress, or skirt to add flair to their casual ensemble.
Vans UltraRange Gore History
Brothers Paul Van Doren and Jan Van Doren launched the shoe company Van Doren Rubber Company in 1966, together with their trusted friends Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. They aimed at forming a company that delivers on-trend kicks with high-performance features.
The first sneakers introduced by Vans were embraced by skaters across California for its versatility and voguish look. Skaters coined the term 'House of Vans' in the 70s while the 'Off the Wall' slogan was thought up by few Thrashers who rode their skateboards in empty pools.
The company launched in the late 70s a skateboarding silhouette and was initially dubbed as the Style # 36. This model was later on tagged as Vans Old Skool and features a leather panel with a sturdy suede toe box that boosts the protection during the hardcore onboard tricks. The Old Skool was the first Vans kick that showcased the iconic Sidestripe, which was the result of Paul Van Doren's random doodle.
The popularity of Vans continued to rise in the 80s, and their sneakers were seen worn by various artists, rock stars, hip-hop celebrities, and personalities. In the 90s, one pivotal event in the history of the Vans and the sneakers domain was when the brand Supreme and Vans collaborated to create unique products. This episode marked the validation of the iconic status of the Vans in the sneakers market.
Four decades since it was unveiled to the public, the Vans Old Skool has undergone several revamping and upgrading to cater a more extensive range of followers. In 2017, the brand introduced the outdoor edition of the classic Old Skool. The Vans UltraRange silhouette highlights the versatility and durability apt for the outdoor activities.
This summer-ready kick has been further refurbished for buyers with an active lifestyle and looking for easy to wear kick. The brand launched the UltraRange Gore that displays slip-on design with elastic panel overlay for style and added support. This shoe boasts its comfortable and lightweight insole perfect for all-day cruising.