Vans since 1966
Vans or rather the Van Doren Rubber Company has been around since 1966 . Since that time, some silhouettes have survived to this day. The Authentic and Old Skool are two of the many models that no shoe closet should be without and are reinventing themselves year after year - there is still no end in sight to this success story.
Vans, or rather the Van Doren Rubber Company, has been around since 1966. Since that time, a few silhouettes have survived to this day. The Authentic and Old Skool are two of the many models that no shoe closet should be without and are reinventing themselves year after year - there is still no end in sight to this success story.
In 1966, Paul Van Doren made the first shoe specifically designed for skating, the Sk8 Hi. This stood out from the competition due to its increased stability. No wonder, because the first skateboarders mainly used thin boat and canvas shoes to pursue their passion. The original skate shoe also had the famous Vans waffle sole , the pattern of which - albeit with different rubber compounds - has survived to this day. Synonymous with skate shoes worldwide, Vans is and always will be the original.
Icons with waffle soles
Vans Old Skool & Vans Authentic
The Vans Old Skool is one of the classics from Vans and one of the most famous skate sneakers ever. In 1977, the Old Skool was first released under the Style 36 name. In the meantime, the simple, slim-cut and elegantly stylish sneaker has long since made its way into the mainstream. The Old Skool has become so popular not least because it can be easily combined with a wide variety of outfits. Thanks to the enormous board feel and the clean look, hardcore skaters still like to wear it. The Authentic, which was also advertised with a different name - Style 95 , is not only an all-time favorite in skater circles with its waffle hole, low cut and extremely clean look. The sneaker has proven itself as the weapon of choice for many skaters since 1966 and goes with every outfit, from chinos to jeans.
The Modern Age
The new pro model of team rider Anthony van Engelen proves that Vans not only knows how to maintain its "legacy", but also sets innovations when it comes to skateboard sneakers. With this shoe, Vans has added all of their existing technologies of Duracap ™, Rapidweld ™, Luxliner ™ and with the unique Ultimatewaffle sole. But other signature models such as those by Elijah Berle , Gilbert Crockett , Chima Ferguson and Kyle Walker are bursting with new innovations such as the Wafflecup sole or the Ultracush ® cushioning systems.