The original California skate brand, Vans was founded in 1966 by Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren, Gordon Lee, and Serge D'Elia under the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. The brand embodies the laidback skate style with apparel and classic sneakers styles that include the Slip-On, the Authentic, the Era, the Chukka Boot, and the SK8-Hi.
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