It’s official: ‘It Girls’ around the world have decided they have a new fave sneaker.
2017 marks the forty year anniversary of the Vans Old Skool low-top sneaker. Originally named Style 36, the now instantly-recognisable sneaker with the side swoop had humble beginnings.
Initially designed specifically for skateboarding, Style 36 had a low-profile silhouette and the famous Vans waffle sole for extra grip.
Following in the footsteps of other sneaker houses who were using clever branding to help distinguish their kicks, Paul Van Doren added wave-like stripe to the side of Style 36. He called it the “Jazz Stripe”.
The Vans Old Skool has maintained huge popularity over the last 4 decades, and no longer relegated to the feet of skater boys, it’s now being worked into outfits worn by the world’s most stylish A-list dressers.
Keep reading for all the inspo you need to get the most out of the old-is-new-again Old Skools.
KYLIE JENNER – OLD SKOOL SNEAKERS AT NIGHT
Who says skate shoes aren’t evening appropriate? Kylie proves the haters wrong, and keeps it simple with a tight-fitting bodycon dress and minimal accessories.
Dare to don your Old Skool’s after dark and dress them up with a LBD – in Kylie’s case, a Little Brown Dress – and eye-catching watch.
KENDALL JENNER – OLD SKOOLS OFF DUTY
Kendall is the Kween of off-duty style. Here she dresses down by mixing leather pants and a luxe jacket with a pair of comfortable Old Shools.
Steal Kendall’s style be pairing high-fashion pieces with your most comfortable basics. Step out in a pair of killer skinny jeans, a basic cropped tee and faux-fur jacket.
KRISTEN STEWART + STELLA MAXWELL – OLD SKOOL CASUAL
K-Stew and Stella own the laid-back weekend vibe that we love so much. Comfort is key, with over-sized fits and baggy silhouettes.
Make your own a-list style with a pair of Vans Old Skool sneakers here.
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