Vans are one of the largest sneaker companies in the entire world. They were founded in California circa 1966. The brand started out producing shoes intended only for skateboarding. However over the years this perception has changed, and the shoes have many uses, including being one of the most fashionable sneakers of all time.

Models such as the Era, Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi are instantly recognisable silhouettes. Many celebrities over the years have been spotted rocking Vans regularly. Stars such as Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, and ASAP Rocky have all been spotted in Vans as of late. Vans has several departments, such as Vans Vault and Vans Mountain Edition. The company has also collaborated with hundreds of different brands over the years, as the sneakers that they produce make great black canvas’. Brands such as Alyx, Fear of God and Supreme have all teamed up with Vans over the years.

The brand also has a hugely successful apparel department, producing clothes for all different styles, and plenty of accessories such as hats and backpacks too. Vans have released modernised silhouettes, however it’s their classics that really dominate the market in their field, and stand the test of time. They also operate two state of the art free skate parks, located in Huntington Beach, California, and in central London.

Here at The Idle Man, we’re huge fans of Vans, and make sure that we’re always up to date or one step ahead of the latest news and releases. There’s nothing worse than missing out on a release that you’ve been waiting a while for, so make sure you stay locked into us to avoid disappointment.