Back in March 16th, 1966, at street 704E Broadway, in Anaheim, California, brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, together with their partners Gordon Lee and Serge D'Elia opened the first Vans store under the name The Van Doren Rubber Company.

On that very morning, 12 customers purchased the Vans #44 Deck Shoes, and the Vans dream was born.

Fast forward to present date, Vans is now known as a global action sports footwear company that also produces high-quality apparel and accessories. Not only do they make skate shoes, they also make BMX shoes, hoodies, base layers, board shorts, snowboarding boots, jackets, pants and more.


After opening its first flagship store in Anaheim, it did not take very long before Vans became a staple at the beach and throughout the world.

The Vans #44 Deck Shoes, or what is now known as the Vans Authentic, is the classic lifestyle shoe for any occasion that initially caught the eye of Orange County skaters and surfers from over 40 years ago. This classic shoe design quickly became popular because of its signature waffle bottom and vulcanized sole. Because of its unique design and durability, it became a household name among skaters.

To date, Vans still strives to create durable footwear that is perfect for any action sports and everyday wear. In fact, at the core of every Vans shoes available in the market are the athletes that help develop footwear that not only defines their individual style but also pushes them to excel in their line of sport.


If you’re looking for high-quality footwear to sport everywhere you go, check out the colorful new kicks from the Vans Classics Plus collection that will ensure you’re decked out for every occasion.

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Posted about 7 years ago