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Brief History:
Vans started in Anaheim, CA in 1966 1966 Paul Van Doren and three partners opened the first store at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public.

Early '70s - Skateboarders who like Vans´ rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California.

1976 - The Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.

1979 - The Vans #44 is introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Slip-ons become the rage in Southern California. By the end of the '70s, Vans has 70 stores in California and sells through dealers both nationally and internationally

1997 - Vans begins creating the world´s leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing; by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and freestyle motocross

Fun Facts/Trivia:
1982 - Vans Slip-ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

2000 - Vans finances the production of Dogtown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta´s look at the beginnings of skateboarding and the personalities that evolved the sport. The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Sean Penn.

The Vans Warped Tour is the longest running concert tour in America Features and benefits of Vans:
Vans heritage as the original surf and skate brand ingrains our company and products into Southern California youth lifestyle. We are skaters, surfers and snowboarders and have almost 40 years experience making footwear, apparel and tech products that make participating in life more fun.

Be sure to check out the Vans "Off the Wall Hour" Tuesdays and Thursdays on Fox Sports Net at 4 pm to experience the full spectrum of action sports.

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Latest Vans Kids Reviews

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter love her new boots. They are so feminine, stylish and she like the zipper at the back much easier to wear.

on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I want to love these because they are so cute, but they are HARD to get on, and my 5-yo doesn’t have chubby toddler feet anymore. A lot of work for a slip-on style.

from Atlanta on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So cute and stylish. Easy to slip

on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really nice shoes for my grandson. He loves Vans. They were a tiny bit big but that’s OK for a growing kid. ?

from Pace, FL on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these in hopes my son could wear them with his AFOs (orthotics). These don't really work well for that purpose. The zippers don't go down far enough, and for us, they were not quite wide enough. However, these issues would not be issues for anyone just wishing to wear the shoes over feet. The shoes are totally as expected, and I would have loved to be able to use them.

on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful! The white parts are faintly glittery, not your standard white canvas.

on March 19, 2019

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Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these vans! Unfortunately they were too big for me? I gave them to my mom and she loves them

on March 19, 2019

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Style 23 V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Style 23 V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Nice looking shoe. The pink isn't garish and the little bit of gold dressed them up. Also liked that they were velcro closures but the closures weren't long enough. Even in the Zappos picture they don't come completely across. When my daughter's normal width foot was in them the top of they closure only came a bit more than half way across leaving a good part of velcro exposed. There also wasn't much arch support but we were buying these for fashion and not sports. Went back though because the half exposed velcro just looked awful.

on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love vans for kids they fit very well and easy to put on. The zipper makes it super convenient.

on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter loved these shoes !

from Brooklyn on March 18, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter loves the shoes! She had been wanting them for a while, but it took us a long time to get the size right. I had tried to order the adult size but they were too wide. I was so excited to find that they had her size in the kids version because the width is much better. She thinks they are comfy, easy to put on, and loves all the colors (rainbow checkers).

on March 18, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Got my son a size 13 and fit great. Looks good as well. He loves them

on March 18, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these for my son in the gray and lime green. So cute! However they seem to run big. I ordered an 8.5 since his size 8 shoe is getting snug but in these you should measure your childs foot (I did not). No worries though, we will keep them since they are too big for now. I'm sure at the rate his feet are going he'll be in them soon.

from New York on March 17, 2019

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Had to purchase for my one year old.

on March 17, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Bought these for my daughter and niece and they loved it

from Brooklyn on March 17, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter loves these. She has a high arch so we ordered a half size larger to make it more comfortable. She wears the heck out of them!

on March 17, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great fit. Love the leather! Great lasting. My kid always looks cool in her Vans! Thanks Zappos!

on March 17, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are SOO cute. I purchased 2 of these—one for each daughter and they both love them! We get a lot of compliments from strangers and friends alike. Both daughters say the children at school also love them! The heart is fuzzy too! ??

from Houston, Texas on March 16, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

They came fast and also very cute. They come with very long laces.

on March 16, 2019

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

perfect for customizing

on March 15, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Purchase this for my son he Haven’t wore them yet do to them being to big but they look very nice so we will keep them until he grow to fit them Very good quality

on March 15, 2019

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The size was spot on they fit great. The material was ok. The best part was seeing the smile on my daughter's face.... she was so excited!!!

on March 15, 2019

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Mickey's 90th Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Mickey's 90th Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I purchased these Vans to match with my son on our next trip to Disney. I have small thin feet and can wear most kids’ shoes. For comparison and to help others trying to figure out what size to order— I wear a kids’ 2 in Converse, typically a kids’ 3 in other brands, a 4-5 in women’s, and purchased these in a size 3. I would say they are true to size but as the other reviews mentioned it’s nearly impossible to get these shoes on. The opening is VERY small. Once the shoes are on they fit comfortably with or without socks on, it’s just a fight to get them on. Otherwise, they are adorable!

on March 15, 2019

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