Established in California in 1966 by Paul Van Doren, Vans was born out of both style and necessity. The rugged design and rubber waffle grip soles soon became a hit with skaters, surfers, punks and artists along the Californian coast and beyond. By transcending subcultural boundaries and linking the worlds of action sports, music, art and street culture, it is Vans’ skateboarding heritage that has shaped the brand and the spirit it embodies, making them as essential to a skater’s lifestyle as the boards they ride. Instantly recognizable by the shape, Checkerboard pattern and Sidestripe, these iconic Vans styles have ridden ‘Forever Off The Wall’ into history.
With both brands sharing strong authentic heritages, this drop of Vault by Vans OG pulls icons from the archive. To create this gender-neutral collection, the designs were built using the archetypal shapes and specs of the vintage USA models from the 60’s and 70’s that had universal appeal, effortless style and lasting influence on skate and street-style. Timeless classics such as the Old Skool, SK8-Hi and Classic Slip-on’s in the core black and white, racing red Checkerboard and OG Navy colorways epitomize that certain Vans spirit that has become legendary across the world.