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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $75
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Like other Vans sneakers, the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool is a unisex sneaker available in men’s sizing, ranging from 3.5 to 13 US. Women’s sizes range from 5 to 14.5.

Depending on the colorway, it has a canvas or synthetic upper that can provide adequate foot breathability. With the padded ankle collar and die-cut EVA footbed, it offers support and cushioning comfort.

The low-top Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool is available in two unique colorways: Deathly Hallows/ Black and Golden Snitch/ Black. With a unisex style, it can be paired with a variety of casual outfits. Some suggested ways to style this shoe are:

  • Men can cuff their jeans up above their ankle and pair it with a plain or graphic shirt then polish it off by the Old Skool for a laidback look.
  • Ladies can wear their Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool with shorts or skirts on a casual occasion. 
  • Women, as well as men, can pair this sneaker with their track pants or shorts or joggers for a sporty vibe.

 As Vans continues to find ways in innovating designs to excite fans, here comes the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool. The design and colorways are such a head-turner. These eye-catching tangible features can make this collaborative piece stand out among the crowd. With its unique design, it can easily complement several casual ensembles.

Harry Potter enthusiasts who are waiting for the release date of the Vans x Harry Potter Old Skool can now rejoice. Released in June 2019, this collaborative Old Skool is available in two colorways inspired by the Deathly Hallows and Golden Snitch. 

Both colorways have premium uppers offering foot breathability. It also has a gold vulcanized gum rubber outsole for superior grip, respectively. The cotton lining adds breathability. 

The Golden Snitch-inspired sneaker has a decorative snitch accented on the tongue. Instead of the leather Jazz Stripe, the golden wings adorn the sides. It also has an inscription on the heel. 

The Deathly Hallow-inspired Old Skool has the Elder Wand detailing found on the midsole. Also, contrast stitching is visible all over the upper. It has the Deathly Hallow symbol on the tongue and even at the back of the heel.

  • It has a lace-up closure that allows an adjustable fit. 
  • The shoe has a Harry Potter print on its insole. 
  • With a slimmed-down profile, it offers a flexible feel. 

 

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