Vans #44 deck shoes, now known as the Authentic, are born.
What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren was originally referred to as the “jazz stripe” and has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.
The Sk8-Hi took skate functionality to the next level—above the ankle, where skateboarders used and abused their lower extremities the most.
The Sk8-Hi not only protected bones from skateboards catapulted at them but also brought a whole new look to the park.
The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The 50th anniversary sees the book reissued with new chapters and a limited edition cover, available to buy now.
Following the success of Get-N Classic, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 followed, continuing to document the adventures of the Vans Surf Team across the globe.
a 3,000sqm art, music and skate space under Waterloo station opens in London’s creative playground. Representing the eclectic diversity of London and the cultures that have embraced Vans from its humble beginnings, through five decades, House of Vans opens with a showcase of creativity.
The Authentic Pro ’66 celebrates Duke’s iconic Aloha print and his legendary meeting with Paul Van Doren.