CUSTOM. SINCE BEFORE THAT WAS A THING.
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.
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 they can be personalized with a custom design by Chris Martin: a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Oakland, CA.
Born in North Carolina, and driven by a desire to push Southern history, Chris explores the African Diaspora as he confronts aesthetic perceptions of contemporary injustice.
Pick your shoe, pick your colors and patterns, and make them yours.
Delivered to you in 4-6 weeks with free shipping.