20 '70s Sneakers You Need To Know

Vans Old Skool

Year Released: 1977

The first real ground-up skateboarding-specific shoe designed by Vans, the Old Skool (style #36) built off the same vulcanized diamond sole but with a tougher suede-reinforced upper. The idea was that they'd last forever — or at least a lot longer than the deck shoes that preceded them.

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