Vans Introduces Spring 2016 Old Skool Sneakers Collection

The Vans Old Skool sneaker is one of the brand’s classics – a style that’s been around for much of the brand’s 50-year history.

For spring ’16, the style is getting an update with new colors, patterns and materials. Vans is partnering with skateboarder Elijah Berle and Clementine Creevy, the lead singer of the band Cherry Glazerr, to present the new collection.

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Members of the band Cherry Glazerr wearing Vans Old Skool sneakers.
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Spring calls for punchy patterns, and Vans packed plenty into its collection. There’s a hula-girl print, stripes, classic checkerboard and floral. Some of the uppers are done in leather and feature a zipper detail for a fashion-forward look.

Vans Old Skool Sneakers
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
Vans Old Skool Sneakers
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.


Vans chose Berle, one of skateboarding’s most impressive up-and-comers, to model the new takes on the classic style. Only 18, Berle has already won the Tampa AM skate competition and has been featured on the covers of several skate magazines.

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Skateboarder Elijah Berle wearing Vans Old Skool sneakers.
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Cherry Glazerr is a rock band from Los Angeles that the brand says embodies “the next generation of rock ‘n’ roll music talent.”

The sneakers are available on Vans.com.

Click through the gallery to see all the spring ’16 Old Skool styles.

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