The Vans women's Old Skool Shoes build on the Old Skool silhouette, one that has never been lacking in the attitude department. It 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, this shoe is built to last, and last, and last. Though it now shares ranks with many new Vans kicks with their own innovations, these bad boys aren't going anywhere.
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' rubber Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.