Any sneakerhead worth their salt has got some iconic vans in their collection. If you don’t have a pair, then it’s time to look in the mirror and have a few words with yourself, but don’t worry, we have your back.
Below we outline the best Vans sneakers, guaranteed to take your outfits to the next level… and if you cop them (or anything else) through PokitPal you’ll receive 4% cash back for your efforts.
Vans Old Skool (men+women)
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 PokitPal for 4% 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 (available for iPhone and Android) 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.
Authentic Core Classic Sneakers (men+women)
Now these are classics! Rock up to the skate park, to a party, and you’ll have people saying “Dammnn Daniel” (rock the white ones for the full effect). These are definitely the shoe you want to have if you want to look fresh but don’t want to make a big deal about it.
In 10 years, 20 years, these kicks will still look awesome. If you wanted to add some timeless shoes to your collection, then these are the ones to pick up.
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, available for iPhone and Android. Grab these at Vans and receive that 4% cashback. Like a 900 off the halfpipe, you just can’t beat that.