Vans trainers are synonymous with skateboarding and are a classic style that has successfully remained popular for nearly half a century. The history of Vans trainers epitomises the American Dream, where hard work and dedication lead to financial and commercial success. After becoming Chief Executive of the Randy’s Shoe factory, making it the third largest shoe manufacturer in 1960’s America, Paul Van Doren decided that he wanted to cut out the middle man and sell his shoes directly to the customers.
In 1966 the Van Doren Rubber Company started trading, selling the original authentic Vans trainers, which were also known as pattern number 44. It is said that there were only display Vans trainers available and customers would choose the material they would like the trainer to be made with and they would be able to collect their new Vans trainers as soon as they came off the production line.
The Van Doren Rubber Company enjoyed many decades of success, particularly with the popularity of skateboarding in the 70’s and the chequerboard design in the 80’s. The American dream faded a little in 1983 when there were so many Vans trainers designs that the company could not sustain them and had to file for bankruptcy.
Focusing On Success
Luckily for us Paul Van Doren has guaranteed the success of Vans trainers by continuing to work hard and motivate different managerial teams to produce the Vans trainers we love. Vans trainers have also managed to allow customers to continue to produce their own bespoke Vans trainers designs fitting in with the ethos of the past. At Standout.co.uk we stock a variety of styles of Vans trainers including the design #44 now know as Vans Authentic.
Vans Black/White Classic Slip On Trainer
If you are like Andy Warhol and your two favourites colours are black and white then these Vans black and white classic slip on trainers are the choice for you.
Vans Oxblood Red Old Skool Trainers
If you like nostalgia and spelling school in a rebellious way then these Vans Oxblood Red Skool Trainers are what you should be looking at.
Vans Black Authentic Tribal Leader’s Trainers
If you really want to stand out from the crowd then these fabulous Vans black authentic tribal leader’s trainers will really get you noticed.
Vans Black Castle Rock Era Trainers
If understated is your style then opting for these subtle Vans Black Castle Rock Era trainers are definitely the choice for you.
Whatever your style is and how you choose to use your Vans trainers is entirely up to you, if you would like to see our whole collection of Vans trainers click here.