Vans’ storied history, and America’s connection with skate (on a board) 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, celebs and style enthusiasts from Harlem to Harare.
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Their design is simple, stylish, and effective: a low top lace-up profile made with sturdy canvas uppers, and signature waffle rubber soles perfect for that spring/summer look that Kanye, Rihanna, Harlem World Magazine staffers, someone name Daniel, you name it – almost everyone love Vans.