Who should buy the Vans x Peanuts Old Skool
This low-top Vans sneaker is a good match for you if:
- You want a shoe with reinforced toecaps for enhanced durability during skating
- You are after a sneaker with double stitching details and Vans’ signature waffle tread pattern on vulcanized outsoles.
Style of the Vans x Peanuts Old Skool
Bring out your fun side with Vans x Peanuts Old Skool sneakers. These endearing characters add a touch of whimsy and fun to an otherwise edgy streetwear silhouette. For an utterly laidback look, pair your Vans x Peanuts Old Skool Charlie Brown sneakers with a street-style hoodie and black jeans. Plus points if you can score a brilliant yellow hoodie to match your kicks. Or, wear them with a long-sleeved button-up shirt for a slightly more polished vibe.
Women can pair the sneakers with a short denim skirt and a cute white blouse if something a little feminine but casual is called for.
The heritage-styling of the Old Skool was remarkable enough as it is but add a Peanuts-inspired design to the mix and you’ve got a definite head-turner. The shoe has a flawless finish to go along with the eye-catching original illustrations and bright color combinations from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved cartoon strip.
The same level of comfort found in the classic silhouette is also very much present in the Peanuts Old Skool collab.
History of the Vans x Peanuts Old Skool
The heritage-styling of the Old Skools was remarkable enough as it is, but add a Peanuts-inspired design to the mix, and you’ve got a definite head-turner. The shoes have a flawless finish to go along with the eye-catching original illustrations and bright color combinations from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved cartoon strip. The same level of comfort found in the classic silhouette is also very much present in the Peanuts Old Skool collab.
The Van Doren Rubber Company is an Anaheim business that was founded in 1966. They did not start out as a skating shoe company, contrary to popular belief. It’s just that their shoes got the perfect build—sturdy with sticky soles—that got skateboarders’ attention. By the 70s, skateboarders all over Southern California were sporting the rugged kicks, and the brand was taking the skateboarding community by storm.
Come 2016, the vintage sneakers found new followers in the younger generation. Along with the revival of interest in the sport of skateboarding, streetwear trends were on the rise again, thereby propelling the Vans brand and by association, Old Skool shoes, to the forefront. The demand for this silhouette rose so much that by the fall of that year, Old Skools were once again one of the brand’s highest-grossing products worldwide.
Due to the Old Skool’s popularity, the silhouette has been remade into different iterations including a winter-ready one, a lightweight edition, and a mostly canvas version. Various collaborations with artists, designers, and companies were also done. In June of 2017, a Peanuts collection came out. The first release featured a Charlie Brown homage in the form of an Old Skool silhouette, a Woodstock and Snoopy-themed SK8-Hi, and a blue Snoopy-designed Authentic.