The 12 Must-Have Vans Sneakers for Skateboarders

The 12 Must-Have Vans Sneakers for Skateboarders

From classic Old Skools to limited edition collaborations!

Vans have a lot of awesome sneakers, some with classic designs that have been popular for the last 50 years.

The Van Doren Rubber Company was founded in 1996, and quickly became one of the most popular skate shoe brands, later turning into Vans.

The first pair of Vans shoes was specifically designed for skateboarders, and became an instant hit. Now, 57 years later, here are some of the best Vans sneakers available in 2023.


Vans BMX Old Skool

These sneakers were loved by generations. They are functional and attractive, with their black colourway and the classic white stripe. These were popular with BMX riders in the late 90s.

These are Vans' first new shoe design since the 2022 Lizzie Pro sneakers. With an all new 'Impact Waffle' sole and a new look, these are perfect for new Vans fans.

The Zahba Shoes


Classic black-and-white Old Skool Vans, a timeless design, and a favourite for over 40 years. These sneakers are especially loved for their board feel for skateboarders.

Skate Old Skool Black White


An exceptional sneaker collaboration with rapper Anderson .Paak, to create this pair with custom insoles and lining, and a detailed graphic of the artist on the tongues.

Anderson .Paal x Vans Old Skool 36 "Capers"


A$AP Rocky's flaming slip-on mules were released on January 14, 2022 and took the world by storm. With flames creeping up the front, these are a unique take on the classic silhouette.

A$AP Worldwide x Vans


Vans Sk8-Hi "Black/White"

A classic silhouette from an era when Vans first stepped onto the skate scene in 1978. These sneakers have great impact protection, and ankle support.


The Vault by Vans collaboration, monotone-earthy hues, these sneakers are designed for extreme sports in the cold, especially with its Superenduro outsole.

Vans x WTAPs Drop 2


Beloved and iconic, this design is so popular for both everyday wear and skateboarding that Vans made skateboarding grip tape in the same design.

Vans Classic Slip-on "Checkerboard"


A bold and colourful pair of unisex sneakers with inspiring messages and a classic Vans low silhouette. These are fashionable sneakers that still have the classic Vans functionality and durability.

Vans Era "Camp Positive"


Vans Comme Des Garcons

Designed by Raf Simons, these eccentric slip-on sneakers are white with red and blue accents in the form of decals. This is an extremely rare pair of sneakers.


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