Vans and musician Tom Misch keep it classic in the iconic Sk8-Hi.



Vans and critically-acclaimed musician Tom Misch collaborate on the ‘Classic Since Forever’ campaign.




Timeless, effortless, the Sk8-Hi.




Step out, step up, step into tthe Sk8-Hi.




Think unconventional, think classic, think sneakers - that is Vans in a nutshell for you. It is an iconic lifestyle brand that caters to sneaker collections. It defines youth culture, with its classic style, comfort, quality, and outstanding simplicity with its products. You can shop Vans South Africa on

The brand started off from humble beginnings on the street corners of California and has gone on to make a name for itself in street and lifestyle fashion. Founded by brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren in 1966, the brand is known to be the first footwear manufacturer to produce a pair of skateboarding sneakers when it introduced Vans Old Skool to the world. The Old Skool was the first pair of kicks that featured the now-famous side stripe. This iconic design started off as a doodle by Paul Van Doren and was originally referred to as the “jazz stripe”.

Add a skater sensibility to your look when you shop Vans online for men, women and kids. These sneakers are well-known for their exceptional minimal designs and timeless street credibility. Cop the classic Old Skool silhouette in staple black, pastel shades, patterned or bold hues. The Old Skool style is guaranteed to seamlessly fit your on and off-duty looks. Style with jeans and a tee for a casual look, or pair with tailored trousers and a shirt for a more formal-meets-cool outfit. If you’re a high-top sneaker person, shop the Sk8 High Top Vans sneakers in various colours and for lace-free no-fuss sneakers, browse Classic Vans Slip-Ons or the Old Skool Velcro sneakers for kids. Our apparel selection also features a range of classic Vans T-Shirts, caps, socks and sunglasses. Shop Vans shoes and apparel online to add an easy-going skater appeal to your daily looks. Vans bags are comfortable, simply designed yet stylish and durable. Perfect to use as a school bag, a gym bag or a travel bag, you can’t go wrong with one of these bag. Slide all your supplies and laptop essentials into your bag, or pack a change of clothes for an overnight getaway.

Sporting a pair of these sneakers is sure to up your fashion game, guaranteed. You can choose from different colours, styles, and sizes, all available for you right here at Superbalist. And all it takes is a few simple clicks.

What is so special about Vans?

Vans has been around for a long time, and the brand has experienced renewed popularity in recent years. Founded in 1966, Vans is known as the premier skate shoe brand. These classics never go out of style. The iconic white squiggle is instantly recognisable, and their shoes are super comfortable thanks to their canvas and leather upper and their signature waffle sole that makes the shoe extra durable. The retro design remains as iconic and cool today as it was when they first launched in the '60s. Simplicity is front of mind for this brand, with iconic models like the Old Skool, Sk8-Hi, and Authentic being prime examples. They are no-fuss, easy to wear anywhere, and make an understated yet strong fashion statement. Another thing that makes Vans so special is that they are incredibly versatile. Vans look great styled casually with a pair of jeans and a tee, but can easily be worn with a dress or a suit to add a soft touch of street style to your look. There are so many colorways and designs to choose from, so there is always a style you can pair with your favourite outfit to complete the look.

Do vans also sell clothes?

Yes, Vans sells clothes as well as shoes. Vans apparel for women, men, and kids is as stylish as their shoes. Designed with the same laid-back, comfortable, and cool aesthetic of their most iconic shoes like the Old Skool, Sk8-Hi, and Authentic, Vans clothes make excellent additions to your wardrobe. Shop Vans tops, shorts, jackets, dresses, as well as accessories. Vans clothing features the iconic Vans logo, and is quite minimimalist in nature. Opt for neutral tones, keep it classic in black and white, or opt for apparel in vibrant shades like pink, yellow, and blue. Vans clothing easily slots into your existing wardrobe because they offer both basics and statement pieces. Style your Vans tee with a pair of baggy jeans, or throw on a Vans hoodie over your sportswear when you're heading out on a cold day. Vans has collaborated with a few notable names like Tyler, the Creator, Tom Misch and Andersan paak, on clothing collections. They have even come out with collections inspired by pop culture, like Star Wars, Disney, and Peanuts. Designers like Kenzo, Hermes and Supreme has also collaborated with this iconic skate shoe brand.