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July 10, 2014

"Man, I need Vans.”


From an Anaheim, California warehouse in 1966 Paul Van Doren churned out the first pair of Vans.
They were basic canvas creations, outfitted with a diamond patterned sole and compact rows of laces, but before long those rubber sneakers would send southern California, and eventually the rest of the world into a frenzy. Today, you can still walk into really any shoe store in the world and pick up a pair of Vans that looks almost identical to the pair that Van Doren produced back in the late sixties.
Get In the Van(s). | A Continuous Lean.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 10, 2014 10:05 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Quite retro say wot?

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2014 10:30 AM

Before that they were called tennies and a lot cheaper.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2014 1:57 PM

Red shoes are good for the soul.

Posted by: Fontessa [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2014 2:04 PM

Gurlz shooz.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2014 2:46 PM

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