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Old Skool Skate Shoes

$54.95 - $59.95 (Sale Items: $39.95 - $47.95)
75 Reviews
Arrives Before Christmas
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Color: black/white
Size: Size Chart

These shoes never lack in the attitude department. After all, they brought the dawn of the classic Vans stripe that has developed into a status symbol of tradition and skate stature. Aside from all that personality, they've lasted as long as they have because of their ability to perform on a skateboard, and to last, and last, and last. Though they now share the ranks with many new Vans kicks with their own innovations, these bad boys aren't going anywhere. Check out the various colors, fabrics and patterns.

  • Vulcanized
  • Original Waffle Outsole
  • Molded EVA Footbed
  • Padded Tongue and Lining

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.


Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66 Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.

Molded EVA Footbed - Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) insoles are a firmer material than you would find on standard orthotic insoles to offer better shock absorption while reducing the weight of the overall shoe.

Primary Upper Materials
(gumsole) falcon/boot laceSuede, Canvas
(gumsole) sky captain/boot laceSuede, Canvas
(jersey lace) black/port royaleSuede, Canvas
(jersey lace) port royale/blackSuede, Canvas
(pig suede) darkest spruce/true whiteSuede
(sidestripe v) black/true whiteSuede, Canvas
(suiting) evening sand/true whiteSuede, Canvas
black/whiteSuede, Canvas
chocolate torte/true whiteSuede, Canvas
cress green/true whiteSuede, Canvas
navySuede, Canvas
black/black (canvas)Canvas
true whiteCanvas
(classic tumble) black monoLeather
(vansbuck) asphalt/blanc de blancLeather
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 75 customers

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Christmas gift!
by Mindy (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 12/4/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (gumsole) sky captain/boot lace
My grandson loved these but they fudnt have his size in store. Tactics cheaper than Van's store and great customer service! My grandson will be surprised I found them!
0 person has found this review helpful
Highly Satisfied
by Julia Salguero in Fairfax, VA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 11/29/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (pig suede) darkest spruce/true white
I was so worried I wouldn’t like the shoes or that they wouldn’t be what i expected, and they weren’t. They were even MORE! so great
0 person has found this review helpful
Another V Classic!
by Reginald Kawaja in Costa Mesa, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 11/6/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (vansbuck) asphalt/blanc de blanc
Now this one will get you some serious attention! Silky smooth upper built on a sturdy gum rubber base, with more than adequate foot bed and ankle support. Another one for the collection.
0 person has found this review helpful
Can go wrong with the Old Skools.
by Rodney in Orange County, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/25/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - black/white
Great shoes, and super comfortable.
0 person has found this review helpful
Vans the way to go.
by Jacob in NYC (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/13/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (suede/canvas) dress blues/green sheen
Perfect fit, comfortable and stylish.
0 person has found this review helpful
Great shoes and color!
by Melvin Ramos in Patillas, PR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/25/2018
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - cress green/true white
Buy it for a coworker son and he was really pleased.
0 person has found this review helpful

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Asked by Alex on 9/19/2016
Are the sizes in men or women?
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 9/20/2016
The sizes listed are in men's sizes
0 person has found this answer helpful
Asked by arber on 5/28/2016
Hello i live in Greece can you deliver them here
Answered by Elijah W (Tactics Employee) on 5/31/2016
We can ship to Greece!
0 person has found this answer helpful
Asked by Jace on 9/9/2014
Does the vintage shiitake colorway have a suade or canvas Ollie area? It is hard to tell from the picture
Answered by Daniel B (Tactics Employee) on 9/9/2014
The Vintage Shiitake color way has suede in the ollie area.
4 people have found this answer helpful

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