Probably, the brand Vans is mostly known for the famous slip on’s and their skateboarding shoes in general. But they don’t only offer shoes, they also offer clothes for men, women, and kids as well as different accessories such as hats, bags, etc.
Vans opened up back on March 16th, 1966 by the Van Doren brothers Paul and Jim and partner Gordon Lee and Serge Delia at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, California. It was the Van Doren Rubber company and it was so unique that they manufactured the shoes on their premises and then they sell them directly to the public. On their first morning, they had 12 people buy their shoes, they made them there and then their customers picked them up that afternoon.
That same year the Vans #44 deck shoes were born and they are also known as the authentic. Also, in the early ’70s, skateboarders who love Vans’ rugged make-up and also sticky soles coined the name House of Vans, and these skateboarders are seen sporting them for the first time and then all-over southern California.
They focused back in the 70s on making shoes for skateboarders and also BMX riders, but back in 1983, their Vans Classic Slip-Ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
The brand has had a lot of downs and ups but has always found a way to get up and recover from these bad moments. And this is something we all should learn. That sometimes, bad moments are like stones in our way to success that we need to overcome. If something goes wrong in something weird doing, it doesn’t mean it’s always going to be like that… it simply means keep going until you reach your goal.
Nowadays, Vans are an icon of the California culture, and as such, they not only offer products focused on these sports, are more open to different fashion approaches. And of course, you won’t only see skaters wearing their shoes or even their clothes. Their shoes are so versatile now that you can wear a suit and they’ll still look good.
If you are a huge fan of the brand, but not a skater, then you can buy accessories, like hats, beanies, or Van’s satchel, that will help you carry your important stuff and will make you look good all the way. That will show that you are such a trendy fan of the brand and that you love supporting and sporting their products.
You can find Van’s satchels from different materials and is up to you to decide which one you get and with what kind of clothes you want to use them. Some will add up a nice touch to your casual outfit. Like wearing a basic white t-shirt and cute denim jeans and accessorizing with your cute black Vans satchel. You won’t be looking bad in that outfit at all.