| On March 16th, 1966, at street 704E Broadway, in Anaheim, California, Paul Van Doren and three partners opened up their first ever store and the Vans dream was born. The Van Doren Rubber Company was unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public.
On that first morning, 12 customers purchase shoes which are made that day and ready for pick-up in the afternoon. Skateboarders who like Vans rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California in the early 1970s. In 1975, the Vans #95, known today as the Era was designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. With a padded collar and different colour combinations the Era becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.
People these days now make DIY Vans
like Galaxy Vans ☞
How to Rock your Vans
Look#1 Wear them with skinny jeans or jeggings and a graphic tee
Look#2 Shorts and a cropped singlet along with cute anklets great for summer
Look#3 Wear long navy blue socks and vans with denim cut offs (shorts) and a crochet cardigan
Look#4 Leggings, Vans and a skateboard branded shirt, so simple, so sexy.
Look#5 Floral dress & Vans ♥
At the moment, the latest shoe trends are vans.
They are the casual take on fancy. They come in many different colours and patterns.
In the picture to the top, the girl is wearing blue and hot pink vans. They look great in summer.
You can also wear vans with socks that go up your calf. When you buy a pair of Vans they are usually $60 + bit expensive but totes worth it and it comes with some stickers you can stick onto your school locker or wardrobe <3.