We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Vans Woven Check Old Skool is very budget-friendly.
  • Most of the customers highly recommended getting this pair.
  • Nearly all shoppers loved the new woven look and thought that the changes were subtle yet noticeable, as well as unique and creative.
  • Some reviewers agreed that the woven upper gives the classic Old Skool silhouette a more standout look compared to the usual canvas upper.
  • Several mentioned that this woven Old Skool version looks so cute and versatile that it matches a wide range of casual wear.
  • Quite a couple of wearers shared getting complimented when wearing this sneaker.
  • This model generally runs true to size.
  • These sneakers make for an ideal summer pair, as one user noted with excitement.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of testers expressed that the woven material felt stiff at first and rubbed painfully against the back of the ankles, which almost caused blisters and scabbing.
  • It took a short while to break in the sneaker, according to some users.
  • Several found the woven area quite difficult to keep clean because of its bright color.
  • This iteration has only two colorways.

Bottom line

Vans have reiterated the forty-year-old-something Old Skool countless times. But this timeless silhouette’s potential is inexhaustible. Its padded collar, reinforced toe bumper, solid stitching and paneling, grippy waffle outsole, and iconic Sidestripe logo remain ageless.

Bearing its predecessor’s characteristics, the Vans Woven Check Old Skool features a novel woven textile upper. However, this material rubs against the foot until it’s broken in. Still, fanatics welcomed it zealously. The Woven Check Old Skool has definitely added something fresh to an old great and still comes in at a classic pocket-friendly price.


Base model: Vans Old Skool
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Old Skool
Price: $65
Colorways: Pink
Special editions: 36 special editions
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Fit & Sizing

These Woven Check Vans Old Skools are unisex sneakers available in men’s sizing, which range from 3.5 to 10 and women’s sizing 5 to 11.5.

These sneakers use a traditional lace-up closure, which not only securely locks in the feet according to one’s preferred fit but also provides the ankles full mobility.

These Old Skool from Vans have transcended themselves—from a skater’s beat-up sneaker to becoming into every guy's staple. Its simple yet incredibly versatile design made it a fluid match to any clothing, casual and semi-formal, for both males and females. Essentially, its silhouette has no boundaries, as just about anything looks good on this sneaker.

This new iteration adds a taste into the palette. Its bright woven upper gives the Old Skool a new preppy, clean, summer-ish look. The Woven Check Old Skool from Vans comes in Marshmallow/Snow White and Spanish Villa/Snow White colorways.  

No doubt having the looks of a head-turner, the Vans Woven Check Old Skool looks all right and bright with its new woven textile upper, which is vulcanized to a thick and durable rubber sole. Underfoot is the hard-gripping waffle outsole tread.

In 1977, the Vans #36, the Old Skool, made its debut. The Old Skool was the first shoe to have leather panels for increased durability. It was also the shoe wherein the side stripe, the hallmark logo of the Vans brand, made its first appearance. The stripe was a random doodle by Paul Van Doren, which was referred to as the “jazz stripe.”

One of the brand’s most versatile design, the Old Skool has had multiple collaborations, iterations, and update over the decades. But its silhouette virtually remains unchanged until today. The Vans Woven Check Old Skool is one of this model’s newest versions and one of the most which stands out. Its unique woven upper finish distinguishes it from the pack of Old Skools.

  • The woven textile upper has sturdy suede overlays, which add much durability.


Danny McLoughlin

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