From IAN STONEBROOK at In 1966, brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren set out on a simple mission: to create shoes for customers in California and sell them directly to the public instead of selling them wholesale to retailers. The Van Doren brothers, along with partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia, officially opened for business on March 16 at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, California. On their first day of business, Van Doren sold 12 made-to-order pairs of their #44 Deck Shoes, better known as the Authentic. Over time, Vans sneakers became an instant success within the skate community, thanks in large part to their vulcanized waffle soles. Beyond the skate community, the sneakers served as a source of self-expression due to their customization business model. The business boomed over the course of the next decade and by 1978, their product offering grew with the introduction of the Old Skool, Classic Slip-On, Sk8-Hi and Era models. The Vans mission continued to evolve over the decades, setting their sights firmly on skateboarding in the '70s, sponsoring the Warped Tour in the '90s, and becoming a staple of street culture and sneaker collecting worldwide in the ‘00s. From the Van Doren Rubber Company's California origins to its global meteoric rise, discover how Vans brought together the worlds of music, fashion and sports like no other, all while staying true to its core values.
Danny Brady x Rory Milanes: 'safe' cover
danny brady, rory milanes
Added: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Done. cover
Done. (2009)
florentin marfaing ("flo"), chris pfanner, keno ringering, louis taubert, jan meusen , and more
Added: Thursday, January 1, 1970
SIKWENS (2024)
eugene choi, minhyuk lee, hyunseok hong, donghyeok kim, hyunseong im
Added: Friday, January 5, 2024
Vans - "Keepsake" By Shari White cover
rick mcCrank, ray barbee, gilbert crockett, rowan zorilla, kevin shealy , and more
Added: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Vans - Alright, OK. cover
gilbert crockett, elijah berle, justin henry
Added: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Vans - Blurry cover
danny brady, chima ferguson, andrew allen, rory milanes, curren caples , and more
Added: Friday, October 27, 2023
Vans - Brasil Tour cover
alex perelson, omar hassan, jeff grosso, steve caballero, josh borden , and more
Added: Thursday, January 1, 1970
Vans - Credits cover
beatrice domond, fabiana delfino, breana geering ("breezy"), una farrar, shari white , and more
Added: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Vans - Curren Caples cover
curren caples, louie lopez, jake anderson
Added: Friday, October 13, 2023
Vans - Downtown Showdown cover
angel ramirez, cairo foster, corey duffel, dustin dollin, jereme rogers , and more
Added: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Vans - Kingdom For A Cooler cover
dustin dollin, florentin marfaing ("flo"), chris pfanner, joseph biais, kalle wiehn , and more
Added: Monday, November 2, 2020
Vans - Learn To Ride cover
john cardiel, salman agah, dave carnie, cara-beth burnside ("c.b.")
Added: Thursday, January 1, 1970
Vans - Much Quiet cover
dustin dollin, danny brady, chris oliver, joseph biais, rory milanes , and more
Added: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Vans - Nice To See You cover
chima ferguson, notis aggelis, dustin henry, ronnie sandoval, pedro delfino , and more
Added: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Vans - No Other Way cover
geoff rowley, anthony van engelen ("ave"), chima ferguson, andrew allen, daniel lutheran , and more
Added: Monday, November 28, 2016
Vans - Pedro Delfino's "Road to Nowhere" cover
tyson peterson, pedro delfino
Added: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Vans - Pleased To Meet You cover
geoff rowley, darrell stanton, dustin dollin, ethan fowler, evan hernandez , and more
Added: Thursday, January 1, 1970
Vans - Propeller cover
geoff rowley, dustin dollin, anthony van engelen ("ave"), jason dill, tony trujillo ("tnt") , and more
Added: Friday, May 1, 2015
Vans - Spinning Away cover
geoff rowley, dustin dollin, matt bennett, chris pfanner, chima ferguson , and more
Added: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Vans - Take It Back cover
geoff rowley, pedro barros, ronnie sandoval
Added: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Vans - U Reckon cover
chima ferguson, curren caples, rowan zorilla, kyle walker, jack kirk , and more
Added: Friday, May 12, 2023
Vans / Pop Trading Company - Pop/Vans '22 cover
rob maatman, yeelen moens, pascal moelaert, tomas de keulenaar
Added: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Vans APAC - Petals cover
rio morishige, rome collyer, daiki hoshino, eugene choi, toa sasaki , and more
Added: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Vans Canada - Courtesy cover
magnus hanson, riley boland, lee yankou, leon chapdelaine, joey larock , and more
Added: Tuesday, February 26, 2019