Vans Old Skool shoes. The Old Skool has never been lacking in the attitude department. It brought the dawn of the classic Vans side stripe that has developed into a status symbol of tradition and skate stature. Aside from all that personality, they have lasted as long as they have because of their ability to perform on a skateboard, and to last, and last. Canvas upper. Padded collar. Gum rubber waffle outsole. Imported.