in 1966, Paul Van Doren opened with his brother Jim and his friends Gordy and Serge, the doors of Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim (California). They produced boat shoes on the spot and sold them. "Canvas shoes for the whole family" was the Slogan on the box. On the first Morning, twelve customers, "Deck"shoes bought already, known today as "Authentic".
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The Vans Old Skool is the first skate Shoe from Vans, and my personal favorite. It was introduced in 1977 under the name Style 36 and is today one of the most popular silhouettes of the brand. What began with Paul Van Doren as a random Doodle, it was originally referred to as the "jazz stripe" and has become the unmistakable trademark. Van Doren took over the strip to the Shoe Design, the "side strips" of Vans was born. Low cut with leather padded heels, smooth suede leather trim, The style has changed in more than 40 years.
In the nineties, the Vans reached the fashion and Streetwear world. The shoes were then worn by professional skaters, the Celebrities and Hip-Hop-sizes. The collaboration with the High-Fashion brand Marc Jacobs created also a feeling of exclusivity. Such early collaborations with Supreme, paved the way for many more. In the last few years, Marvel, Old Skools, Karl Lagerfeld, Old Skools and Off White Old Skools, to name just a few.
The Old Skool sneakers are so persistently popular because they are available. You get a Couple of quite cheap and without major effort in Sneaker shops and Vans stores. The shoes are timeless, they are young and Old. They are simple enough to be used with almost everything, but thanks to the slim Silhouette and a combination of leather and suede, nevertheless, a eye-catching. And sure, the popularity of Vans is a good indication of the growing influence of skate wear in fashion.
For the undecided consumers of leisure shoes, the Old Skool is very well suited. He is a Sneaker for all seasons, gender, wealth classes and age groups. Probably a lot of magazine readers have Cabinet this classic in the Shoe. He is almost indestructible and looks all the better, the more mileage he has. Me, my Vans Old Skool (in the meantime, by the way, my sixth Pair) accompany for the last 15 years. Earlier I wore them for skating, today you are my favorite classics. For me, they are also important to travel, because they are convenient to combine very easily and well. On the picture you see is during sunrise in Cappadocia. These are not great prospects?Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 10:19