Collection by Ian Bettany • Last updated 1 day ago
On March 16th, 1966, Paul Van Doren and three partners opened up their first store 704E Broadway, Anaheim, California producing rubber shoes instore. In the early 1970s Skateboarders are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California. In 1979, Vans introduce the #44 shoe, and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders the Vans Slip-On became all the rage. Nearly 50 years on, Vans continues to be at the heart of Street/Skate culture.