Founded in 1966 in Anaheim, California, by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren, Vans have become a staple piece of footwear worn globally by people of every style. Launched with their #44 deck shoes, now more commonly known as The Authentic, the brand was quickly picked up and championed by SoCal skateboarders, due to the rugged construction and sticky sole of the shoe. This was swiftly followed by the release of the Era and Old Skool silhouettes, that were built with skaters in mind. These styles, along with the Classic Slip-Ons have become iconic skate shoes that are known and loved worldwide. Through the years, Vans have stayed relevant and stylish, releasing variations on their classic silhouettes to suit every trend but staying true to their roots with their waffle sole and classic Sidestripe. Hundreds of bright colourways and patterns have enabled wearers of Vans to remain unique to their own style, and with a few high-profile collaborations under their belts such as Marc Jacobs, Takashi and NASA, there is definitely a pair of Vans for everyone.