Vans sneakers are synonymous with skate and surf culture. Founded in 1966 they have stayed true to their roots and proven that the classics never die.
The original Vans shoe was the Vans Authentic which is still a best-seller today. In 1976 the Vans Era was officially released; it was the first shoe designed by skateboarders for skateboarding. Other notable styles include;
The ‘classic slip-on’ - Sean Penn requested to wear these in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which blew its popularity sky high, and still today is indisputably, the most popular slip-on shoe in the world, with its checkerboard pattern, synonymous with the brand.
The ‘Old Skool’ which was the first vans shoe with the iconic side stripe Sk8 Hi and Sk8 Mid which is a slightly lower cut. The Sk8-Hi was created in 50 different colours for Van’s 50th anniversary – According to Steve Van Doren, this silhouette most represents the history of the company. “It ties into all our tenets: art, music, skating, and street culture," he says.
Luckily, Empire Skate – your go-to store for the latest streetwear and skateboarding apparel and hardware has a huge range of Vans’ shoe styles to choose from, at competitive prices along with fast shipping and the ability to earn rewards that can spend on future purchases.