With the holiday season well underway, I can only imagine your social calendar is filling up. In the immortal words of Spiderman (well, not really 😉) “with great events, comes great sneaker choices”.

So what will you be wearing on the end of your pins this silly season?

We outline the hot tips on the hottest kicks from Vans, guaranteed to take your summer outfits to the next level… and if you cop them (or anything else) through the PokitPal app you’ll receive 8% cash back for your efforts.


Vans Old Skool (men+women)

Vans Old Skool

Paul Van Doren created a monster (not bad for a highschool dropout). His shoes have become a cultural icon. Embodying the essence of the SoCal surf/skate/punk culture, the statement “if you haven’t owned a pair of Vans, do you really have feet?” couldn’t be more true.

While the Vans Warped Tour has come and gone (and come back again!) these puppies have never left.

A classic silhouette from Vans, The Old Skool combines the classic side stripe skate shoe with sturdy canvas and suede uppers, reinforced toe-caps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and platform signature rubber waffle outsoles. Available now from Vans via the PokitPal app for 8% cash back.

SK8 Hi DX Anaheim Factory (men+women)


This loving tribute to the original Anaheim Vans factory is a psychedelic marvel: it’s not just a piece of history, it’s a killer look, too.

They may look wild on the outside, but these crazy sneakers are as refined and lush as they come. Equipped with UltraCush sock liners, it’s like suspension, but for your feet. Your friends might think you’re as colourful as these kicks, but you know the truth: you’re enjoying the smoothest ride you’ve had in ages, and you’re loving every minute of it.

And of course, if you’re not down with the out-there design, there are other choices too, all with the same . With a suede upper that gives it that classic look, be sure to secure your pair from Vans via the PokitPal app for that tasty cash back.


Classic Slip On: Grey Check (men+women)

If you were popping ollies with the best of them back in the day (or still are, perhaps!) but never rocked the checkerboard Vans, were you ever really a skater?

You know how when you hold a shell to your ear, they say you can hear the sea? Well, if you hold your ear close enough to checkerboard Vans, you can hear Ska music. That’s how iconic these bad boys are.

At this point, you know the deal. Those elastic supports, that flag label, the canvas upper: they’re Vans as you’ve always known them, and will probably always remember them. And that’s just fine. Like a Kickflip McTwist, sometimes the classics never die. Imitated, but never bettered.

The shoes may be classics, but the PokitPal app is as cutting-edge as they come. Grab these at Vans and receive that 8% cashback. Like a 900 off the halfpipe, you just can’t beat that.