List of products by brand vans
Vans was founded on March 16, 1966 in California, when Paul Van Doren and his three partners opened their own stores. They had the revolutionary idea for the time to create their own shoes and sell them directly in their shop, with no intermediary between them and the customer. Their first shoe was the Vans # 44 Deck, now known as Authentic.
In the 1970s skaters began to take an interest in this model because of its flat sole which was perfect for skateboarding. In 1982, Sean Penn wore classic checkered shoes in the blockbuster movie "It Heats High School Ridgemont".
Since then, Vans has played a big role in both skateboarding and fashion in general. The most famous models are Authentic, Old Skool, Era, Sk8-Hi, Chukka, Half-Cab and Slip-On.