Size and fit

Vans UltraRange Gore is available in women’s and men's sizes. While this pair runs true to size, many complain about its tad narrowness. The slip-on design has a 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 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, dresses, or skirts to add flair to their casual ensemble.

Notable Features

The bold gore strap found across the sock-like upper of the Vans UltraRange Gore provides a unique element to this modern kick. This strap curves the upper on the wearer's foot and furnishes added support keeping the feet in place especially on activities that are rough and painstaking.

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 their 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 Style #36

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 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 Vans in the sneaker market.

 The Vans Old Skool updated for the outdoors

Four decades since it was unveiled to the public, the Vans Old Skool has undergone several revamps and upgrades to cater to a more extensive range of followers. In 2017, the brand introduced the outdoor edition of the classic Old Skool. The Vans UltraRange line highlights the versatility and durability apt for outdoor activities.

This summer-ready kick has been further refurbished for buyers with an active lifestyle and who are looking for an easy-to-wear kick. The brand launched the UltraRange Gore that displays a slip-on design with elastic panel overlay for style and added support. This shoe boasts a comfortable and lightweight insole perfect for all-day cruising.

Additional Info

  • This sneaker's UltraCush Lite is a CMEVA-based foam sockliner that delivers ultralight lining with an anatomically contoured form to provide responsive cushioning and natural fit and ride.
  • The Vans LuxLiner combines the internal lining and the tongue to provide ventilation, comfort, and responsive fit.
  • The materials and the adhesive used in the production of this sneaker are considered vegan or are free of any animal by-products.
  • Its rubber outsole has the reversed mini waffle lug that delivers an excellent grip for various surfaces.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans UltraRange
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Ultrarange, Vans UltraCush
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, Gum Sole, EVA, Neoprene / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.