You go into a movie that has all the bells and whistles, incredible special effects, and big-name actors, but there’s one thing that matters more than anything else: the bare-bones story. In much the same way, the story your sneakers tell is more important than anything else. And let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with the classics. In this case, it’s the Vans Old Skool.
Black is the new black
The Vans Old Skool range debuted in 1973, sporting the now-iconic Vans Sidestrip and enough attitude to rock the cultural stratosphere. Incredibly, after nearly 50 years, this sneaker continues to be one of the most popular around.
Yet, nothing beats the all-black style. It lets the design of the low-top, lace up-silhouette shine through and makes you appreciate how this is a piece of art that’s stood the test of time. Combined with a durable suede and canvas upper with padded tongue and lining, it’s unmistakably Vans.
A friend of mine once told me that every person needs a pair of black sneakers in their life. The reason is simple: No matter if you’re caught off-guard by a last-minute meeting with the suits or heading off to a sick party, the colour black just oozes sophistication and fits in anywhere.
The all-black Vans Old Skool sneaker epitomises this. It hasn’t lost the value of its skate roots, or corporatised to appeal to a wider audience. Instead it keeps simplicity at its core, choosing to let the design do the talking rather than any wild patterns or bright colours. If that’s not sophistication, I guess I’m just a heathen at heart.
It’s Vans, so you know it always looks good. But comfort and durability are two other features that the brand has become synonymous with. Expectedly, Vans Old Skool delivers on these two fronts again.
Of course, it isn’t recommended that you chuck these sneakers at other people or ride over them with a car, but they’re built to last you a significant amount of time and give you decent milage. Ultimately, it’s how you treat them that will impact the lifespan in the long run.
Old Skool Rules
No matter what anyone says, you just can’t beat the classics—and Vans Old Skool proves this over and over again. The years may pass and the generations change, but the one constant is that this sneaker will never fade.
Find the Vans Old Skool range from your nearest Vans retailer or select outlets now.