Vans’ New Sneakers Are The Throwback Sneakers You Need

by Melanie Richtman

Vans has been making comfortable and trendy sneakers for what feels like forever. And while most people associate Vans with its classic flat slip-on sneaker, you'll love Vans' newest sneaker — the Vans UltraRange Rapidweld — which will probably remind you of running shoes from the nineties (in the best way possible).

You've probably noticed how all of the things your mom wore in the eighties and nineties have made a comeback in the past few years, and after the recent resurgence of New Balances and Adidas Superstars, it should come as no surprise that Vans jumped on board to create a pair of sneakers that will seem weirdly familiar, probably because your mom wore something very similar on a family vacation circa 1999.

Like a majority of Vans' shoes, the Vans UltraRange Rapidweld was created with surfers in mind, but for much more than a casual trek to the beach.

"The athlete-inspired UltraRange Rapidweld was the solution to our top surfers' need for a versatile shoe that provided comfort for long journeys around the world," explained Vans on its website.

So what does this mean if you're not a surfer? It means that you have another trendy sneaker option to wear any time you'll be walking long distances and you won't have to worry about your feet getting sore or developing any annoying blisters. A win-win.

Vans Ultrarange Rapidweld, $80, Vans

The Vans Ultrarange Rapidweld sneakers are available in mens and womens sizes and come in a few different colors, including black, gray, and a light blush pink.

So if you're ready to be comfortable all the time, you should really consider getting yourself a pair of these super comfy Vans Ultrarange Rapidweld sneakers, available on