The Eco Theory Old Skool Tapered Shoes were designed with thoughtful attention toward sustainability in every part. From organically grown cotton canvas uppers to the newly developed eco rubber outsole that has been engineered to remove 100% of petroleum-based rubber and replace it with natural rubber, all while maintaining the grip and durability that Vans has been known for since 1966, the Eco Theory Old Skool Tapered remakes our original sidestripe style with environmentally-friendly materials and techniques that you can feel good about.
This deconstructed lace-up shoe also offers a more slender and fitted silhouette than the traditional Old Skool. It is finished with metal eyelets and renewable hemp laces.
• TAPERED SILHOUETTE: the deconstructed upper offers a more slender and fitted silhouette than the traditional Old Skool.
• ORGANICALLY GROWN COTTON CANVAS: Our organic cotton canvas is certified GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and made from natural seeds, without the use of pesticides or harmful chemicals.
• HEMP LACES: This natural fiber is durable, anti-microbial, and manages moisture. It requires less water and acreage to grow, is a pesticide-resistant crop, and extracts metals from the soil.
• NEW NATURAL RUBBER COMPOUND: This all-new Vans Rubber Compound is engineered to remove 100% of petroleum-based/fossil fuel rubber and replace it with natural rubber-all while maintaining the grip and durability that Vans has been known for since 66.
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