Vans Shoes have a long history of more than 5 decades in producing their “off the wall” sneakers. They’re considered one of America’s most iconic and cherished shoe companies. They are immensely loved among the youth especially skaters and punks. Not to mention, they were originally made for skating in the first place. However, since they produce shoes in so many styles there’s something for everyone. In this buying guide, we’ll take a look at some of the most iconic Vans shoes and also how to style them. So, before we get into the styling part, let’s take a look at some of the most iconic Vans shoes.
We do talk about outfit ideas in the end but this video by Frugal Aesthetic is pretty solid too.
Vans Authentic burst into the scene in 1966. This was Vans’ first deck shoe which is still loved for its durability and grip.
The Era style came out in 1976. It was designed by pro skaters Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. This style also marked the launch of the “Off the Wall” logo.
Launched in 1977, this iconic shoes gained prominence in 1983 after Sean Penn wore it in the classic “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
The Old Skool sneaker was launched in 1977. This style debuted the brand’s now-signature Jazz Stripe. Paul Van Doren, the founder, initially designed the stripe just as a doodle.
The Sk8-Hi was launched in 1978. This style brought in higher silhouette shielding ankles from injuries.
The lower half cab was introduced in 1992. It came about as response to skaters flipping the collar of their shoes down.
Our top 3 pics
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1. Classic Slip-on
The Classic Slip-On is one of the best Vans has to offer. Many love the practicality and the comfort of the slip on. Also, Van’s slip-on shoes remove the troubles of strings, which is pretty awesome. Furthermore, it also offers a nice comfortable fit. Not to forget, their incredibly durable as well.
Signature waffle outsole for ultimate grip
2. The Unisex Old Skool Vans Shoes
The Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate was the first Vans to begin the stripe along the exterior sole. This shoes was loved by the skaters and you’ll find it in many of the Punk videos from the 90’s. Most importantly, Its vulcanized construction, waffle outsole and rubber sole provide flexibility, durability and excellent grip.
3. Vans Authentic
The Authentic has a low-cut look which provides complete comfort on the heels and ample support along your arch. It is incredibly light and thin, yet very durable as Vans only uses the highest quality materials. Take this anywhere and you are sure to impress.
Metal lace eyelets
Low-cut & supportive arch
How to Wear Your Vans with Style
Vans are totally what you should go for if you’re looking for a new sneakers for the summer or just want to pick up a new pair of shoes. Since they are created for skaters, they are tough and comfortable at the same time. Furthermore, they also help you get that cool laid back style. Here are some ideas for men and women: