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How To Style Vans Shoes

How To Style Vans Shoes

Vans are undeniably one of the most versatile sneaker options on the market today. And they have been dropping heat for quite some time ‒ since 1966!

So, what makes this popular skating shoe so versatile? Vans come in various colours, styles, and patterns, making them popular for men and women of all ages.



Originally designed as a skating shoe, you can see fans of the brand rocking their Vans to work, nights out, dinner parties, casually walking around town, and so much more. Moreover, they have become a powerful fashion accessory for those who choose them as their primary shoe.

Sneakerheads, watch out because many of us are proud Vans heads, with multiple dynamic and timeless styles piling up our wardrobes. But instead of going in blindly when styling these iconic shoes, why not take on board these essential tips that could assist when styling your Vans collection for any occasion.

Styling Red Vans

The red Vans are a bold yet classic choice! And although worn by many, we understand that these can feel a little daunting to style.

These shoes look fantastic with darker coloured sweatpants for a casual look or a dark pair of jeans for a more put-together look. If you're going for the high-top version, be sure that your slim or skinny pants meet the top of the shoe. Otherwise, you can create a neat cuff to add further spice to the look. However, this look better lends itself to a more casual event. Avoid cuffing if you're going anywhere dressy.

Styling The Vans Sk8-Hi

The Sk8 Hi is one of the most iconic styles, available in multiple colour combinations and graphic detailing. Whether you've got the classic blacks, blue & blacks, or the more daring checkerboard print, this style makes most outfits look effortlessly cool.



While this style leans toward a skater and punk style, which may not be for everyone, they are still undeniably versatile. A sick outfit may include minimalist elements or colour blocking with the shoes, t-shirt, sweater, or button-up shirt. However, you may want to avoid clashing patterns and colours. These also look great with a longer pair of jeans or even camel trousers for a cool edge.

Styling Vans Slip-Ons

This iconic style is bound to make any Vans-lover nostalgic. This slip-on skate shoe is not just comfortable and easy to wear, but the design itself is sleek, making it an easy choice for many occasions.

A solid coloured slip-on is a fantastic choice as a more dressy shoe, with the minimalist no-lace design. This style is easy to pair, still shows your unique style, and works for all occasions. Moreover, this style doesn't require socks. Therefore, if you want to take reign of this look, you could ditch the socks for a modern vibe. Alternatively, these work great with a graphic or bright sock choice, paired with a simple everyday outfit.



Vans are one of the world's most iconic, revolutionary, and stylish shoes. With celebrities, professional skaters, musicians, and everyday folk rocking this brand, they truly are an all-inclusive brand, making those who love them feel powerful and confident no matter the occasion.



At Side Step, we stock some of the trendiest styles. So, if you haven't already, why not find yours today? Find your nearest store or shop Vans online today.

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