CUSTOM. SINCE BEFORE THAT WAS A THING. The Old Skool, the first shoe to bear the iconic leather Sidestripe and the go-to style for every skate enthusiast, is a low-top lace-up style made with durable canvas, metal eyelets, a padded tongue and lining and Vans signature Waffle Outsole. Now they’re available on Vans Customs where it can be personalized with a custom design by Grammy-nominated Alabama rapper: CHIKA. CHIKA found her calling as a vibrant, outspoken advocate for sexuality, inclusivity and self-expression, and the Koi fish scales that make up her unique Customs pattern were inspired by a life lived under the astrological sign of Pisces: the twin fish. Like a true Pisces, CHIKA has always been sympathetic to the underdog, as reflected in her poetic raps, rhymes and freestyles that unequivocally touch on race and gender expression. Vans Customs have been a tradition since 1966, when Paul Van Doren made shoes with any fabric people brought by the shop. Today, the creativity is still in your hands. Pick your shoe, pick your colors and patterns, and make them yours. Delivered to you in 4-6 weeks with free shipping.