Vans Old Skool Bolt Silhouette Strikes A New Take On The Classic Sneaker

The two-toned Vans Old Skool Bolt silhouette are available at Oneness

Footwear company Vans has received a revitalization of the classic Vans Old Skool with the new Vans Old Skool Bolt silhouette in four different colorways. Featuring a similar thunderbolt detail from Ian Connor’s Revenge x Storm release in the mid 2010s, the model and stylist has updated us with a twist on the classic and timeless shoe.

The Old Skool silhouette made its debut in 1977 as the company’s first skate style with leather panels. The Old Skool featured numerous color schemes and materials over the years, but its overall design has essentially remained the same since the late ’70s.

Fast forward three decades, Connor reimagined a pair of Old Skools with a thunderbolt instead of the classic Vans jazz stripe. The unofficial collab gained attention amongst celebrities including Kyle Jenner, and quickly became a trend.

Vans Old Skool Bolt

The Vans Old Skool Bolt silhouette stands out for using the linework of its vulcanized rubber midsole to cross over a section of the midfoot’s top to form a thunderbolt design on both sides. The “2 Tone” collection of color compositions for the Bolt brings back traditional Old Skool components such as the jazz stripe and canvas top.

The toebox, eyestays, and heel all feature piping around them that match the suede panels of the top for each individual colorway, done in red, black, green, or blue. The Jazz Stripe logo is perched above a blank canvas. The white vulcanized rubber midsole with the Vans logo tag on the heel and a gum rubber outsole complete the look.

Over the years, Connor has suffered a lot of criticism for copying Vans’ style, but the recently discovered Vans Old Skool Bolt silhouette may provide his case with some closure. You can find the sneakers here on the Oneness website for $75.

Vans Old Skool
Old Skool Bolt silhouette

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