From the ground up

A$AP Rocky is presumably a man with nearly unlimited access to kicks. While regular folks window shop for the latest sneakers from Dior or OFF-WHITE x Jordan, Rocky receives them weeks, if not months, ahead of their release. The fashion killa’s sneaker closet must truly be a sight to behold.

But despite having all the choices (Raf Simons, Rick Owens…) in the world, Rocky has stayed rocking Vans this summer, Old Skools to be more specific. Maybe his good friend Tyler, The Creator, a former Vans collaborator, has something to do with it. Old Skools were even Rocky’s shoe of choice for a recent A$AP Mob photo shoot.

Below, we trawled some of the biggest A$AP Rocky fan accounts on Instagram, to put together a quick summer style report, showing some of Pretty Flacko’s best looks all while rocking the classic California skate brand and proving the silhouette goes with just about anything.

High-Low on Melrose

Rocky nailed the high-low look with blue Vans and a luxe Goyard messenger bag, blowing blunt smoke on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. He matched the low-top sneakers with some suit pants, something we’re quite big fans of.

Warped Tour Chic

Rocky wearing a striped Gosha sweater, black Rhude pants and Vans Oldskool #asaprocky #palace #vans

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Channelling a punk aesthetic, Rocky wears a striped T-shirt and cropped trousers, highlighting his fashionably unlaced Vans Old Skools.

Cozy Boys

@asaprocky in a @hermes blanket and @vans old skool sneakers. Rocky was sick but still managed to perfom!

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Rocky is seen donning the black Old Skools once again, which seem to be his go-to sneaker of late. Pretty Flacko also dons a Hermès blanket while performing on stage.

Off-Duty Rocky

While hanging with Kendall Jenner, Rocky opts for the black Old Skools, paired with some baggy white sweatpants and a vintage Method Man T-shirt.

Fashion Killa

There’s no doubt Rocky is a fan of billowing trousers paired with Vans, a combination which he returns to here, also rocking a Balenciaga sweater.

Vans is What I’m Reppin

@frenchmontana x @asaprocky #SUMMERJAM ?: @ravieb

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Pictured next to French Montana, Rocky stays light on his feet in the black Vans Old Skool.



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Switching up his laces for yellow set, Rocky poses in the streets wearing (you guessed it) the Vans Old Skools, and a pair of side-striped trousers.

Pass the Swisher || #asaprocky #awge #awgest

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Leisurely smoking a blunt, Rocky once again rounds out his outfit with black Vans Old Skools, reminding us that is truly one of the most versatile sneakers of all time.



While not technically an Old Skool, this time on the East Coast, Rocky is seen in New York in what appears to be a pair of the “Flame” Vans Sk8-Hi, hidden underneath a pair of baggy trousers.

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