The story of Vans began when the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in California, in 1966. It's success began from opening its doors. The company was unique in that it manufactured its shoes and sold them directly to the public.

On that first morning of 1966, 12 customers were lucky enough to purchase shoes which were made and ready for them to pick-up within the same day. 

Over the next few years and the evolving skate culture growing across southern California, Vans shoe became skateboarders favourite brand.

Now, from developing over more than 40 years, Vans has grown in popularity selling a great range of footwear, accessories and apparel worldwide.