Wonder Test Drive Diaries: Vans Old Skool Overt ComfyCush

Wonder Test Drive Diaries: Vans Old Skool Overt ComfyCush

We take the Old Skool Overt ComfyCush around town to test just how comfortable it really is



Ever felt like your feet are on fire? Maybe because of the heat, moving around a lot or wearing closed shoes for way too long. On fire is exactly how my feet feel like when I’m out for work or a full day of errands. I have yet to find a pair that can take me places while keeping my feet cool and comfy. Enter the all-new Vans Old Skool Overt ComfyCush, which might just be the salve to some of my podiatric woes. This shoe combines classic style with next-level comfort, thanks to the updated 360-degree ComfyCush foam midsole.


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The Old Skool Overt ComfyCush features a roomier interior but with the same sporty fit and a molded removable insole for extended comfort. Meanwhile, the exterior boasts a modern silhouette, a rubber outsole plate for better grip, and extra foam along the shoe’s collar, tongue and quarter panels. Vans Old Skool Overt CC comes in two colorways: calming sand/white and classic black/white.


For Wonder’s Test Drive Diaries, I took my Old Skool Overt ComfyCush in sand/white around town, from the junk shop to a work event.



First impressions

I was excited to unbox this pair because I’ve been looking for chunky but lightweight shoes, and I’m happy to report Vans didn’t disappoint. The Old Skool Overt ComfyCush looks just as good in pictures as it does in real life. The sole is extra thick but not heavy to carry or wear. No serious gripe, but was worried about keeping it clean given that suede fabric was used on the toe. Also found the laces to be too long, but I tuck them inside anyway so it’s really not an issue. When worn, Old Skool Overt CC fits perfectly with just enough room for your feet to breathe. This Vans modernized classic gets plus points for the extra foam in key areas. It offers next-level comfort and support that will add a spring in your step. Did I mention? The colorway makes it easy to pair and style this skate shoe with virtually anything in my closet: shirt and bike shorts, white button-down and baggy jeans, oversized blazer and leather mini skirt, and other combinations one can think of. The styling possibilities are endless.


Ahead, an account of my activities, steps and comfort level while wearing Vans Old Skool Overt CC:



  • Agenda: Collect recyclables, bring to the junk shop and document the experience for my son’s school project; errands, including grocery shopping
  • Hours spent wearing the shoe: 4 to 5 hours
  • Steps: 5,621 
  • Comfort level: 9/10
  • Shoe condition: pristine (surprisingly even after the trip to the junk shop)



  • Agenda: Doctor’s appointment; errands, including drugstore run
  • Hours spent wearing the shoe: 3 hours
  • Steps: 2,811
  • Comfort level: 9/10
  • Shoe condition: pristine


  • Agenda: Kid's football practice, work event and family dinner
  • Hours spent wearing the shoe: 5 to 6 hours
  • Steps: 4,866
  • Comfort level: 9/10
  • Shoe condition: scuffed at the toe, thanks to my son who accidentally stepped on my foot



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The Verdict

The Vans Old Skool Overt ComfyCush is a fresh take on a classic that will continue to stand the test of time. True to its name and promise, the Old Skool Overt CC boasts breathability and the comfortable feel of Vans’ ComfyCush platform. From weekend errands to a chill night out and work, this pair will keep you feeling relaxed even when you’re on the go. 


Vans Old Skool Overt CC is now available at the following Vans Philippines stores:


  • Vans Trinoma
  • Vans SM City Lipa
  • Vans Market! Market!
  • Vans Robinsons Place Tuguegarao
  • Vans Greenbelt 3
  • Vans Ayala Center Cebu
  • Vans Robinsons Place Manila
  • Vans Alabang Town Center
  • Vans Festival Mall
  • Vans Glorietta 3
  • Vans U.P. Town Center
  • Vans SM Megamall


For more information, please visit @vansphilippines on Instagram.


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