Vans is a Californian brand of footwear, especially skateboarding. Created in 1966 by Paul Van Doren. The first authentic Van's model, known as Vans # 44 appeared in 1966 in the first Vans Store attached to the factory. The brand was then called the Van Doren Rubber Company.
Since its inception, the Vans brand has created an unprecedented craze with a growing community of skateboarders. Vans shoes become the symbol of a generation, their models no longer proliferate only in skate parks , but also in the streets, high schools and colleges. The simple shoe becomes a phenomenon equaling the All Star model of Converse. Vans creates simple shoe models with endless combinations of patterns and colors. The concept is also simple: durable, quite elegant and extremely comfortable shoes.