Vans announces a collection of Premium Classics footwear reconsidered by way of enhanced comfort, elevated design and modern construction. Through the lens of form, fit and feel, the brand evolves iconic styles to craft a seamless fit with new anti-fatigue Sola Foam insoles while reinstating iconic design details from Vans archives.

Informed by years of research and development, the new Sola Foam high-rebound polyurethane foam footbed offers superior comfort and longevity with a 30% biobased content from plants. The refined build also features premium canvas materials as well as modified shape and construction for an understated upgrade.

The Premium Classics collection reintroduces lost details from the ‘90s era of design with the Premium Sk8-Mid 83 and Premium Old Skool. Looking for flex in footwear, skateboarders would use household scissors to cut high-tops closer to the ankles. The iconic Sk8-Mid was introduced as a direct response to skateboarders’ ever-evolving needs. The Premium Sk8-Mid 83 brings back retro toe box stitching, a single-row collar and a skinnier Sidestripe alongside a higher glossed sidewall.

The Style 36, the second skate shoe ever created by Vans, debuted in 1977. It was the first Vans shoe to feature the iconic Sidestripe and would cement its place in footwear history. The Premium Old Skool showcases archival design details including a higher glossed sidewall and foxing tape with original ‘90s Osnaburg reinforcement.

Vans Premium Classics collection is available to shop now at Vans.eu/vans_premium.

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