Vans shoes have been the brand behind skateboard and surf culture since their arrival in 1966. Originally coined The Van Doren Rubber company, Vans sneakers are lifestyle icons- symbols of casual carefree living that have outlined cultural importance for decades. Famous for their range of vulcanised footwear and classic retro styling, Vans footwear such as the Old Skool, Era and Authentic are all examples of the original canvas skate shoes that tackled the half-pipes and beaches of Venice Beach. From the Fast Times of Ridgemont High to mean city streets, Vans shoes have been custodians of the casual footwear tradition for over 50 years, continuing to permeate all walks of life.