Vans' storied history, and their connection with skate and surf culture, began in 1966 Southern California with the rolling out of a single pair of shoes. They were named Authentic. In the generations since, they have only gotten more popular amongst hardcore skaters and skate enthusiasts. Their design is simple, stylish, and effective: a low top lace-up profile made with sturdy canvas uppers, and signature waffle rubber soles that completes the package offering incredible flexibility and grip.
Nothing really says skateboarding like Vans! Their first skate shoe was produced in 1966 and it's been a smooth, innovative ride ever since. Expanding the product lines into surfing and snowboarding, Vans always stay true to their roots and focused on keeping the quality of their products at the highest level. Dedication to the sports always comes first in their mind.