We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • One described the Vans Varix WC as love at first sight.
  • A Vans fan said that this sneaker is a game-changer as the only shoe she will ever get caught wearing will be the Slip-On.
  • The wavy accent on the bottom is something that cannot be missed, said some of the wearers.
  • Many praised the Vans Varix WC sneaker because it follows the dad shoe trend but manages to look sleek and not chunky.
  • These sneakers provide the signature comfort of Vans but emit a unique look that is worthy of a second look, said a high number of testers.
  • Despite its eye-catching look, one wearer noted that it manages to pair with different outfits seamlessly.
  • Though not made for skateboarding, one was able to put it to the test and stated that it provided comfort and exceptional board feel.
  • The color scheme is something worth noting for, according to some of the purchasers.
  • An avid user of the Vans Old Skool Pro and SK8-Hi Pro said that he prefers this model now.
  • One mentioned that this shoe is more comfortable than any other Vans.
  • This piece makes achieving the 90’s style effortless, according to a reviewer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of wearers were a bit disappointed that these sneakers are quite stiff and heavy.
  • A Vans Varix WC review state that after only wearing it a few times, some parts of shoe show ripped stitches.
  • One who used these for skating was quite disappointed as it can easily get dirty and can be hard to clean.

Bottom line

Vans fans, especially those that are getting tired of the classics can rejoice with the newly released item called the Varix WC. Drawing inspiration from the new millennium skate culture, the oversized build follows the ugly or dad shoe trend that received overwhelming love and hate.

More than its style, the signature comfort of the brand was retained and, if not, elevated. Users that are familiar with the other famous products of the company can certainly appreciate this.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Lifestyle Shoes
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Multi, Pink, White
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The Vans Varix WC comes in unisex size. A broad range of 3.5 to 13 transitions from boys to men’s sizes while adding 1.5 instantly achieves women’s sizes of 5 to 14.5. Though there are outliers on its reviews, most claim that it is relatively true-to-size.

Its popularity on the punk and skater scene made Vans build its prestige as a standoffish brand. This year, the brand surprised its fans with the release of a fashion-driven but skate-inspired piece called the Varix WC. Even though it emanates some likeness to the famous Balenciaga Triple S, its more muted design comes in perfect for those who are slowly transitioning to the dad shoe trend.

Coming in a whole spectrum of colorways, from neutrals, blues, pinks, and a combination of all, there is certainly one to fit one’s style. The Vans Varix WC blends with women’s style seamlessly. Pairing these with jeans, dresses, and skirts will all work well. The guys can also enjoy the effortless look by matching these with shorts, jeans, and joggers.

The Vans Varix WC dad shoes combine the retro 90s look with modern tech. Rooting on its skating heritage, expect that comfort, support, and durability is its priority with its UltraCush Lite footbed and WaffleCup outsole. Most of the classics do not have this feature so might as well take advantage.

In 1966, brothers Jim and Paul Van Doren along with business friends Serge Delia and Gordon Lee, constructed a one-of-a-kind store, combining a shoe factory, studio, and storefront. Other than cutting the concept of retailers, having the factory within your hand’s reach opened the doors of customization.

With their customers’ wants always in their minds, Vans was able to come up with different classic silhouettes like the Era, Old Skool, Authentic, Slip-On, and SK8-Hi. These five silhouettes built the reputation of the brand. From only dressing skaters, the brand has jumped on a broader scene, clothing people from all walks of life, from businesspeople, artists, musicians, and fashion gurus. Providing us with updated silhouettes, the brand released the Varix WC, which follows a more trendy construction with its chunkier shape.

  • The Vans Varix WC materials used on the upper are canvas and suede.
  • The colorways available for the Vans Varix WC are Multi/Turtledove, Black/Ebony, True White/Marshmallow, Multi/Tinsel/Black, Spanish Villa, Carnelian, Soothing Sea/Aqua Haze, and Turtledove/Humus/Asphalt.
  • Those interested in copping these can avail these for $100.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.