Vans launched in 1966 in Anaheim, California as the Van Doren Rubber Company, owned by brothers Paul and Jim van Doren and their business partners George Lee and Serge Delia creating their deck shoes which are now known as their iconic 'Authentics'.
Loved by skateboarders for the sticky and grippy soles, 1976 saw the introduction of the shoe now known as the 'Era' with its padded ankle collar and multiple colour variations coinsiding with the creation of Vans 'off the wall' branding.
The vans 'Old Skool' and the iconic side stripe launched in 1977, creating the first skate shoe that incorporated leather for durability. This was closely followed by the slip on Vans and also their high top shoes, designed to protect the ankles.
2003 saw Vans 'the Vault' collection launch while in the years prior they had grown from strength to strength with involvement in films, festivals and the 'Triple Crown of Skateboarding'.
As well as being an iconic footwear brand with a cult following across the globe, Vans are also involved in monitoring and reducing their environmental impact with a 'sustainability and responsibility report' they are implementing and maintaining. Loved by kids and adults alike, Vans are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.
The perfect shoe for your little one, Vans shoes offer comfort with their protective padded cuff around the ankle while the rubber soles offer grip, perfect for running around. Try the Va349smit-70 Chapman Stripe for the ultimate in Vans kids trainers. Buy your childrens Vans from Begg Shoes and Bags, an official Vans stockist.
Begg Shoes and Bags are an official Vans stockist, buy your Vans in store and online from Begg Shoes and Bags