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About Vans

In 1966, Paul Van Doren and three partners opened up The Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim, California. Possibly the only company at the time to take an order, manufacture the shoes and sell them directly to their customers, the company's unique approach led to quick notoriety and growth through the 1970s. Vans skateboarding shoes were and continue to be their most popular style for their sticky waffle-shaped soles and rugged, creative designs. In the 1980s, Paul Van Doren pulled back somewhat from his strong role in the company, and Vans started to create shoes for a number of other sports including motor-cross and surfing, as well as bowling shoes and cycling shoes, putting the company in direct competition with the larger athletic shoe companies.

Today, Paul's son Steve Van Doren, his daughter Cheryl and his granddaughter Kristy are still with the company, which opened the 46,000 square-foot, indoor-outdoor Vans Skate Park in Orange County, California in 1988. One of their most creative concepts debuted in 2004 with Vans Customs, which allow customers to design their own pair of Vans slip-ons and Vans sneakers. In 1997, Vans took a bold step by introducing a line of young men's apparel to include Vans casual shorts, Vans shirts and Vans hoodies. About two years later the company had partnered with Pacific Sunwear to form VanPac, expected to eventually become the top name in American skateboard apparel.

Phillips-Van Heusen, the parent company for Van Heusen apparel, is the world's largest shirt company, based in Manhattan, New York and in charge of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and IZOD, among other top fashion names. It all began when John M. Van Heusen and Isaac Phillips met and formed the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, receiving a patent for a self-folding collar in 1919. Its release in 1929 as part of the first line of Van Heusen dress shirts was remarkably successful, and advertising Van Heusen oxford shirts through celebrities such as Mickey Rooney, Charleton Heston and Ronald Reagan helped the company gain wide recognition throughout the United States beginning in 1939. By 1991, Van Heusen had become America's top-selling dress shirt brand.

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Vans Classic Mens Skateboarding Shoe
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Vans Classic Mens Skateboarding Shoe
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Category : Sports Shoe - Sports Shoe Type : Skateboarding - Gender & Age : Mens - Brand : Vans - Model : Classic
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Vans Authentic Mens Skateboarding Shoe
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Vans Classic Womens Boating & Watersports Shoe
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Vans Authentic Boys Skateboarding Shoe
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Vans Classic Womens Skateboarding Shoe
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