With street cred to spare, VANS is an alternative athletic brand for boarders, riders, and tastemakers of every kind. Guys, gals, and kiddos all look cool, confident, and cozy in VANS shoes.
Remixing sneakers with urban, beach, and off-road cultures, VANS kicked off in Southern California in 1966. But it wasn't really until the 70s with the rise of skateboarding that VANS found their groove. Today, it's a cult classic label that hasn't lost its luster after becoming wildly popular with more than just skateboarders, surfer dudes, snowboarding shredders, and BMX bikers. Sponsoring competitions, concerts, and other rad events definitely keeps it real and expands VANS' fan base at the same time.
So yes, you'll appreciate their awesome low-cut kicks and high-top shoes for how well they let you feel your board or pedals if you do ride (or wipe out), but you'll crush VANS shoes just as much for their chill, laid-back styles. It's no coincidence that everyone from artists and musicians to techies and casual fashion fans sport VANS every day. Comfort rules too, thanks to the canvas and flexible rubber carved into most pairs. There's beauty in the simplicity of their Authentic, Era, and Old Skool collections, yet you'll find a full palette of colors. Look closer and you'll spy a waffled tread for extra flair and grip. Want to mix it up? Rock one of the checkered slip-ons. Need more support? Lace up a pair of Hi shoes with a little attitude. Really, the VANS logo says it all: "Off the Wall" is as much a manifesto about creating killer looks as it is about pursuing free-spirited lifestyles. Inspired? We'll ship 'em all free in the US. Peace!