Offering the largest shoe collection in the industry for nearly 50 years, Vans has inspired generations of skateboarders to grab air and fly. As extreme sports continue to evolve so does their sought after style. From collaborations with Disney®, to putting together the nation’s leading action sports and music festival; they’ve held their place as innovators.
In 1975, the Vans Era™ was designed by professional skateboarders Tony Alva and Stacey Peralta to be a top choice in footwear because of its colorful canvas uppers and stellar grip. Emerging trends brought us the Vans Classics Slip-On™, Sk8-HI™ and Chukka Boots, which cemented the idea that their brand would leave its mark on pop culture and the world.
Expanding these elements into performance gear for BMX, snowboarding, surfing and motocross, just to name a few; they have created edgy apparel and accessories rich with technology and fashion. Quality jackets, soft tees and flowy dresses, set Vans apart from the competition.
Threading together their enthusiasm for creating fresh new styles at the heart of youth culture made for men, women and kids; Vans promotes individuality and motivates us to define who we are and where we want to be.
Love these shoes. Good look with casual attire and very comfortable. Since I am 66, any wardrobe change is subject to critical review by my wife and daughters. Positive feedback from all but the best were my youngest daughter's comments: " Are those Van's" " Did you get the skateboard to go along with them?" I guess I passed the review.
My 85 y/o mom absolutely loved these. After trying two different pairs of Keds which ended up being too narrow for her, she was elated in the width of these Vans. Atrractive looking to boot! Ran a little wide, but in a welcome increment. Eliminated the need for stretching the shoe to fit.
I wear a size 15 shoe which is not easy to get. But I have found Zappos has any style I want in my size. The delivery time is amazing and the quality excellent!
This is my second pair of vans. I wore my first pair so often, they're finally wearing out. The bar was set high with this new pair and I wasn't disappointed. I love, love, love the shorter top. It is more flattering than the traditional 1950s cheerleader look, although that look is cute too. This style, is simply more fashion forward. The basic canvas runner with an air of casual sophistication. Give it a try. I'm so happy I did.
I'm extremely flat foot so I mostly wear Vans. These shoes look and feel great so happy I purchased these. I use them to ride my motorcycle and the top of the toes are really strong and good for shifting. I also own a pair of sk8 hi and these are more comfortable and look better.
Painful caused blistering on both pinky toes and on the heels wouldn't recommend. The shoes are narrow in the front causing the blistering on my pinky toes and the insoles dig into the middle of my heel causing blisters there.
I'll preface by saying, I Love Vans. However I am truly disappointed with the sizing, fit, and quality of this shoe. Way too narrow, and I have a narrow foot! I wear a size 9.5W so I ordered a 10W b/c I like thick socks, tried on without said thick socks, used really thin socks to get true fit feel, and my big toe is bumping the front of the shoe! If you have ever experienced this type of situation before and wore poorly fitting shoes anyway then you know it's a matter of 24 to 36 hours before you lose your big toe nails, it's happened. Anyway, just uncomfortable and I am bummed. I am ordering a half size up, but I do not believe they will be any better fitting. Longer sure, but not a better fit. I will let you know.
Love the look of the shoe and have worn Van's for years. These were just too tight through the toes. Must be a weird cut. It's a shame, they are super cool looking and would go with anything for men ...shorts, jeans, khakis, etc. etc...
The build quality of these is at least equal to anything that was available when I was a kid. I see no reason I shouldn't get two summers or more out of them. They're a bit stiff when they're new, but once you're past that they'll be your buds.
Have a wide foot so needed to order a larger size to accommodate. Looks and feels great !!!
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