Paul van Doren and three of his business partners founded a brand called Vans in 1966. It didn't take long until skateboarders recognized and fell in love with the quality and functionality of their shoes. The iconic checkerboard pattern of the Deppster II Web Belt also stands for Vans and skate culture alike.
Nothing really says skateboarding like Vans! Their first skate shoe was produced in 1966 and it's been a smooth, innovative ride ever since. Creativity and dedication to skateboarding is the foundation of Vans and with that they have made a huge impact so far. They have won over skateboard hearts all over the world, including ours.