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Old Skool Skate Shoes

$54.95 - $59.95 (Sale Items: $37.95 - $47.95)
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Color: black/white
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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
(blur check) black/classic whiteSuede
(gumsole) falcon/boot laceSuede, Canvas
(gumsole) sky captain/boot laceSuede, Canvas
(jersey lace) black/port royaleSuede, Canvas
(jersey lace) port royale/blackSuede, Canvas
(sidestripe v) black/true whiteSuede, Canvas
(suiting) silver lining/true whiteSuede, Canvas
black/whiteSuede, Canvas
chocolate torte/true whiteSuede, Canvas
cress green/true whiteSuede, Canvas
navySuede, Canvas
quetzal green/gumSuede, Canvas
black/black (canvas)Canvas
true whiteCanvas
(classic tumble) black monoLeather
(vansbuck) asphalt/blanc de blancLeather
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Reviewed by 80 customers

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LOVE!! Bought them for my 17 year old son for Christmas and he absolutely loves them!
by Melissa Christian in Quincy, MI (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/14/2019
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (suiting) evening sand/true white
Great fit. Comfortable and cool!!
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by Lillian Acree in Augusta, GA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/11/2019
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (suiting) evening sand/true white
I bought these for a friend, and he absolutely loves them. The color is super cool, but also very unique. All his friends compliment him on them, and most have even said that they want to get a pair now. They are also comfortable, so they are honestly such a perfect choice.
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Great shoes!
by Michael Sisto in Altoona, PA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/10/2019
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (sidestripe v) black/true white
Van's are my favorite shoe! Anytime I get Van's never a problem! Tactics is a great place!!
0 person has found this review helpful
by Quinn Foster in Marietta, GA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/10/2019
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - navy
comfy goes great with green, black, orange, gray, yellow. skate great theres really no difference in quality between a pro shoe but a toe cap and sole.
0 person has found this review helpful
Awesome shoe! Good looking and comfortable- love it!
by Adrienne Woodward in whittier, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/10/2019
Vans Old Skool Skate Shoes - (vansbuck) asphalt/blanc de blanc
True to size and perfect comfort- love this shoe :)
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.
5 people have found this answer helpful

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