Vans practically invented California cool. The brainchild of brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened for business in the 1960s in Anaheim, California, and quickly established itself as a player in the Southern California skate community. Models like the Vans Old Skool, Vans Authentic, and Vans Era, and more, became synonymous with skate, surf, and BMX cultures due to their sticky waffle-patterned outsoles, durable canvas uppers, and their low-fi, laid back appeal. The barrier to entry to Vans is welcomingly low, meaning a wide range of people can appreciate and enjoy wearing Vans shoes. Today, Vans shoes for men and women are an essential part of modern street culture. The same enduring styles from the footwear company’s lineage are a part of noteworthy collaborations with streetwear heavyweights Supreme, Kith, and BAPE, and fashion brands, too, like Engineered Garments and Comme des Garcons. If it’s a Vans shoe for skating or casual wear you’re after, you’ll find plenty of options in plenty of colors that’ll suit your style and needs.
- Manufactured by Vans Footwear Classics
- A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached
- Metal eyelets
- Vulcanized waffle rubber outsoles