Vans UltraRange Gore Hi Style
Partly offering the same swag as the Adidas UltraBoost or NMD with its angular upper and thick midsole, the Vans UltraRange Gore Hi sports a soft textile top and gore strap detailing in a minimalist, stretchy façade. The sculpted midsole has a wedge-like finish that thickens on the heel. Its distinctly sporty aesthetic works well when thrown on with cropped denim, tight-fitting pants, pin-rolled straight-cut jeans, flattering midi-lengths, and leg-slimming capris.
Vans UltraRange Gore Hi History
Vans went for a comfy, street luxe vibe when it dropped the UltraRange Gore Hi that offsets the traditional cut of popular classic models as it is equipped with a high-top, sock-fit bootie, wrapped with an elastic Gore-tex.
This versatile kick follows the trail of the UltraRange, an innovative lifestyle footwear designed by Vans pro surfer Pat Gudauskas with utility and comfort in mind. The drop of the UltraRange in 2017 jumpstarted a selection of Vans sneakers fitted out for diverse landscapes and lifestyles.
The initial concept took the guise of the Old Skool flaunting the iconic Sidestripe, but its sole exhibited a stylish, slim contour. It utilized the signature rubber outsole but constructed with reverse waffle tread pattern for maximum traction.
Vans has a long established name in the skate world since it opened its doors at the Anaheim district in Southern California back in 1966 as a manufacturer of skate-specific footwear. From its original shoe, the made-to-order Authentic (formerly called the Style 44), Vans developed the Era along with pro riders Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. By 1977, the Old Skool was seen for the first time, an iconic sneaker that hatched the unmistakable crest of Vans called the Sidestripe.
Fifty years later since the launch of the Old Skool, Vans attempted to step out of its skate-centered comfort zone and welcomed the progressive styling under the UltraRange franchise ideal for various terrains. This innovative approach marked a ground-breaking moment in Vans history and signaled the brand’s next generation of footwear engineering.