The story behind the Vans brand began in 1966, when Paul Van Doren opened his first store in California. Within just ten years, skaters and skateboarders had started wearing Vans devotedly, and began to insist that the footwear was made available in more colours - enter the original Era shoes in red and blue, which were released in March later that year. In next to no time, the classic checkerboard slip-on Vans were seen on Jeff Spicoli a Californian surfer, in the hit movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and the world went wild for them.
The Vans slip-ons are specifically produced to adapt to action sports and lifestyle, with elasticised gussets at the sides and a reinforced back section for grip and flexibility. Today, the southern California-based footwear brand offers over 60 styles, varying from the classic slip-ons to casual trainers and high-performance skate shoes. Not only are Vans unique, stylish and timeless, they are also famously comfortable, with their cushioned rubber soles and padding around the heel.
Explore a wide selection of Vans trainers and sneakers right here at OFFICE, featuring Authentic, Off the Wall and Sk8 Hi styles to name just a few. Shop today and find yours!
Key Styles: Authentic, Era, Off the Wall, Chukka, LPE, 106 Vulcanized, Classic Slip On.