You don't have to be a skateboarding enthusiast to enjoy the authentic, casual comfort of Vans shoes.
Creator of the "original skateboard shoe," Vans shoes were first produced one at a time in 1966. In 1976, skateboarders' demand for Vans shoes necessitated mass production. And in 1982, Vans shoes received nationwide recognition when Sean Penn portrayed a California surfer in Fast Times at Ridgemont High wearing Vans' now-classic checkerboard slip-ons.
Since then, Vans shoes have become synonymous with skateboarding. Technologically advanced materials are housed in original, artistic designs, making Van shoes not only comfortable and convenient, but also fashionable.
Several features distinguish Vans shoes and make them instantly recognizable. The Vans shoes logo is prominent on most styles, and the checkerboard pattern and waffle-tread sole are common characteristics of Vans shoes. Vans also likes to combine these trademark qualities with current trends. Many recent offerings from Vans shoes are available in a range of colors and patterns to suit every style. The Vans Classic Slip On, for example, is available in classic solid colors and several shades of checkerboard patterns as well as with polka dots, skulls, hippos or penguins.
Whether you're a beach bum, a skater, or just a fan of cool shoes, Vans shoes delivers comfortable, casual looks to take you anywhere and back in style.