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The Classic Icons of Vans

Vans is the original action sports brand. It has always been tied to youth culture, authenticity, and creative expression. Vans enables creativity through action sports, art, music, and street culture. Thinking different and encouraging self expression has always been Vans mission.

VANS. OFF THE WALL SINCE 1966.

Learn more about some of the iconic Vans styles you can find at Shoe Palace retail stores and shoepalace.com.

SK8-HI

The Sk8-Hi was first introduced in 1978 as Style 38. It features the iconic Vans Sidestripe on an innovative high top. It was only the second model to feature what was once called the “jazz stripe.” Sk8-Hi is made with sturdy suede and has canvas uppers. It is available in a variety of colors – both classic and bold. The lace up includes re-enforced toe caps, supportive padded collars and has signature rubber waffle outsoles.

THE OLD SKOOL

The Old Skool was originally known as the Vans #36. The style debuted in 1977. The Old Skool came with a doodle by founder, Paul Van Doren. That doodle was originally known as the “jazz stripe.” The Vans Sidestripe has become unmistakably a piece of the Vans iconography. It is a hallmark of the brand. The Old Skool is available in a variety of fresh colors. It has re-enforced toe caps, padded collars, and rubber waffle outsoles.

THE AUTHENTIC

The Authentic was born in Anaheim, California in 1966. It is the original Vans heritage style. First known as the Vans #44 deck shoes. The Authentic became a cult icon and captured Vans “Off The Wall” attitude. The simple low top is a lace up model. The Authentic features sturdy canvas uppers, metal eyelets and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

THE SLIP ON

The Slip On was introduced by Vans in 1977. It was first known as #98. The shoe quickly became an icon in Southern California. Today, the Classic Slip On is famous worldwide. It is a comfortable silhouette that is easy to wear. The checkerboard print Slip On is especially iconic in the sneaker world. The Slip On has low profile canvas uppers, padded collars, elastic side accents, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

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