From its origins in 1966 as a sneaker designed for the skateboarding community to its sponsorship of the popular Warped Tour concert series, Vans has grown steadily to become one of the most popular sneaker brands in the world. Vans sneakers and Vans skate shoes are recognized for their individuality and their ‘anything goes” attitude. From the classic checkerboard Vans sneakers to the casual and cool Vans Ward sneakers, today’s Vans skate shoes maintain a following that branches well beyond the skate park.
Vans was originally founded by James and Paul Van Doren, Gourdon C. Lee, and Serge D’Elia in Anaheim, California. First called The Van Doren Rubber Company, the company focused on designing deck shoes that were simple, comfortable, and affordable; three things that southern California’s skateboard community demanded from their shoes. As it turned out, the shoes being manufactured by the Van Doren Rubber Company proved a perfect fit for skate culture. Because of this, they quickly gained a loyal and supportive fan base among skateboarders and lovers of other alternative sports like snowboarding, surfing, BMX, and motocross.
Vans skate shoes bring old-school and new school together in a unique collection of designer footwear. Whereas Vans Ward sneakers are traditionally what people recognize as the “classic” Vans sneaker, newer models like the Vans Asher sneakers and the ever-versatile Vans Doheny sneakers make it even easier to showcase your personality to the world via their extensive array of colors and bold patterns. Vans also produces practical and fashionable slide-on sneakers and sandals for the ultimate in summer comfort and convenience.
At Off Broadway Shoes, you’ll find an extensive selection of men’s Vans sneakers, women’s Vans sneakers, boys's Vans sneakers and girl's Vans sneakers, too. There’s a feeling you get when you don the Vans side stripe, something that no other shoe manufacturer can deliver. You instantly inherit the sense of freedom and creativity that’s so synonymous with southern California’s skateboard community. More than any other shoe, Vans sneakers are what to reach for when you want to feel effortlessly cool. Shop Off Broadway Shoes’ selection of Vans skate shoes, sneakers, and slip-ons today and get the designer footwear you want for less.