The year was 1966, when the two brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren opened the first Vans store in Anaheim, California. What started as a small skate shop is now probably the most famous skate brand in the world and the Vans Old Skool is one of its most famous models. The sidestripe, at that time still called "jazz stripe", is today one of the most important recognition features of the Vans Old Skool. Shortly after the first release, the Old Skool enjoyed great popularity among the Californian skate community. The reason for this was the reinforced leather toebox, which made the shoe more stable and durable than its predecessors. In the following years, the iconic skate shoe also enjoyed great popularity in the punk, metal and hip-hop scene. Later collaborations with various brands, artists and musicians followed, including Supreme, Kaws or A Tribe Called Quest. The Vans Old Skool still appears today with its signature sidestripe, iconic waffle sole and reinforced leather toebox. Thanks to its numerous color combinations and the clean look, the Old Skool can be combined very well with almost any outfit and can be called an all-time classic with a clear conscience.
Later collaborations with brands like Supreme and Comme des Garçons or artists like Tyler The Creator and A Tribe Called Quest followed. Today, the Vans Old Skool can still be seen on the feet of young skaters all over the world. In recent years, the iconic skate shoe has also enjoyed popularity in the punk, metal and hip-hop scenes. The Vans Old Skool still appears with its signature sitestripe, iconic waffle sole and reinforced leather toebox. Thanks to its numerous color combinations and the clean look, the Old Skool can be combined very well with almost any outfit and can be called a universal talent with a clear conscience.