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Vans are one of the longest standing skate shoe and snowboard boots brands in the world, with a product range now extending into technical clothing and outerwear as well as lifestyle oriented streetwear, T shirts, hoodies, caps, accessories and more. All Vans gear is extremely well made and Vans have an unmatched reputation in the action sports industry for quality and style. 


On March 16, 1966, at 704 E. Broadway, in Anaheim, California brothers Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren, Gordon Lee and two other partners opened up the first Vans store. The Van Doren Rubber Company manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. On that first morning, twelve customers purchased Vans deck shoes, which are now known as "Authentic". Vans displayed three styles of shoes, which were priced between $2.49 and $4.99, but on the day the store opened for business, the company had only made display models actually manufactured, but no inventory ready to sell. The store rack boxes were actually empty. Nevertheless, these 12 customers came into the store and selected the colors and styles they desired. The customers were asked to come back later in the afternoon. In the meantime, Van Doren and Lee rushed to the factory to manufacture the selected shoes. When the customers returned that afternoon to pick up their shoes, Van Doren and Lee realized that they had forgotten to have cash available to make change. The customers were given the shoes anyways and asked to return the following day to pay for them. Each of the 12 customers did return the next day to make the payments!

Skateboarders who liked Vans' rugged make-up and sticky sole were seen wearing Vans all over Southern California in the early 1970s. In 1975, the Vans "#95", known today as the "Era", was designed byTony Alva and Stacy Peralta.

Today, Vans are one of the longest standing and most popular skate shoe brands in the world, and are heavily involved in all things skate, surf, moto and snow including big participation in art, music, events and competitions all over the globe - one of the biggest of these being the Vans Warped Tour.

After moving into the snow market, Vans now produce an awesome range of snowboard boots for men, women and kids, and have one of the best snowboard teams in the world with riders such as Pat Moore, Darrell Mathes and Andreas Wiig.

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Vans Best Bud II Canoodles 3-Pack Women's Socks, UK 6.5-10 Multi
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Vans Best Bud II Canoodles Women's Socks

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Vans ComfyCush Slip-On Skate Shoe

Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Skate Shoes, UK 12 Black/True White
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Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Skate Shoes

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Vans Authentic Skate Shoe

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Vans CHIMA FERGUSON PRO Skate Shoes

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Vans Authentic Pro Lizzie Armanto Women's Chino Trousers, S/UK 8 Pink
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Vans Authentic Pro Women's Chino Trousers

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Vans ComfyCush Authentic Skate Shoe

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Vans Kyle Walker Pro Skate Shoe

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Vans Drill Chore Coat MTE Women's Jacket, S Black
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Vans Drill Chore Coat MTE Women's Jacket

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Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoes, UK 7.5 Deep Lichen Green
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Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoes

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Vans Slip-On Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Kyle Walker Pro Skate Shoe

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Vans Gilbert Crockett 2 Pro Skate Shoes

Vans Chima Pro 2 Leather Skate Shoes, UK 10.5 Black/White
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Vans Chima Pro 2 Skate Shoes

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Vans Slip-On Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoes, UK 9.5 Black/Chocolate Torte
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Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoes

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Vans Adult Unisex Authentic Pro Skate Shoes, UK 8 Black/True White
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Vans Authentic Pro Skate Shoes

Vans MTE Standard Snow Boots, UK 10.5 Black/White
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Vans MTE Standard Snow Boots

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Vans Classic Slip-On Skate Shoes

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Vans PHD Light Elite Snowboard Socks, M Camo
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Vans PHD Light Elite Snowboard Socks

Vans Adult Unisex Era Pro Skate Shoes, UK 12 Black/White/Gum
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Vans Era Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Old Skool Pro Skate Shoes, UK 8 Black/White/Gum
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Vans Old Skool Pro Skate Shoes

Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTE Skate Shoes, UK 12 Chocolate Torte
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Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTE Skate Shoes

Vans Sk8-Hi Skate Shoes, UK 7 Black/White
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Vans Sk8-Hi Skate Shoes

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Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoes, UK 10 Black/True White
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Vans Adult Unisex Sk8-Hi Skate Shoes, Uk 13 Black/Black
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Vans Sk8-Hi Skate Shoes

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Vans Adult Unisex Old Skool Pro Skate Shoes, UK 10 Navy/White
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Vans Old Skool Pro Skate Shoes

Vans Era Pro Skate Shoes, UK 12 Grape Leaf/Ebony
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Vans Era Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Sk8-Mid Skate Shoes, UK 12 Grape Leaf/True White
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Vans Sk8-Mid Skate Shoes

Vans Adult Unisex Half Cab Pro Skate Shoes, UK 7.5 Periscope/Drizzle
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Vans Half Cab Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Snow Socks Snowboard Socks, M Shallow Tree
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Vans Snow Socks Snowboard Socks

Vans Hi-Standard LL DX Snowboard Boots, UK 10 Black/Checkerboard 2020
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Vans Hi-Standard LL DX Snowboard Boots

Vans Sk8-Hi Pro Skate Shoes, UK 10 Black/White
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Vans Sk8-Hi Pro Skate Shoes

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Vans Authentic Skate Shoe

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Vans Authentic Skate Shoe

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Vans Sport Trainers/Skate Shoes

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Vans Authentic Skate Shoe

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Vans Authentic Lite Canvas Skate Shoe, UK 12 Port Royale/True White
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Vans Authentic Lite Canvas Skate Shoe

Vans Sk8-Mid Reissue Ghillie MTE Skate Shoes, UK 7 Parisian Night
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Vans Classic Slip-On Skate Shoes