Shop Vans online at Revert95.com. Vans was founded in 1966 in Cypress, California, by brothers Paul and James Van Doren. Their first shoes
, rugged canvas deck shoes with a grippy rubber waffle sole, were quickly picked up by skaters all over California. In 1975, Vans introduced the Era, the first shoe specifically designed for skateboarding. Many shoe models that followed, such as the Slip On, Half Cab and Sk8 Hi, have also gained legendary status. Over the years, Vans has grown into a complete lifestyle brand for skateboarders, surfers, snowboarders and people who are attracted by the Californian lifestyle. Vans clothing
is designed with the same attitude as the famous shoes, the clothing collection is original and colourful and engineered to resist the abuse of serious skate sessions. For kids, Vans produces kids clothing
and kids shoes
with the same quality and style as the adult versions. Vans’ core values- simplicity, reliability and durability- are also reflected in their line of functional bags and accessories
. Since 1995, Vans also produces the finest snow boots
. Our online Vans collection is one of the biggest in Europe, so you will certainly find the Vans product you are looking for. Vans women’s shoes can be found at Revert Ladies.
"OFF THE WALL"
Brothers Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren along with partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia open for business at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes on premises and sells them directly to the public. On that first morning, 12 customers purchase shoes, which are made that day and ready for pick-up in the afternoon. In 1976 the Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders. In 1977 the Vans #36, the Old Skool, debuts with the now famous Vans Sidestripe. The Old Skool is Vans' first skate shoe that incorporated leather panels for increased durability. What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren was originally referred to as the "jazz stripe" and has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand. The Vans #98 is also introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Classic Slip-Ons become the rage in Southern California and will come to be the original Slip-On silhouette that will be known as an icon for generations. Vans Classic Slip-Ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The Sk8-Hi was introduced in 1978 as "Style 38," and showcased the now-iconic Vans Sidestripe on yet another innovative silhouette. As only the second model featuring the recognizable marker formerly known as the "jazz stripe," the Sk8-Hi took skate functionality to the next levelâabove the ankle, where skateboarders used and abused their lower extremities the most. The Sk8-Hi not only shielded bones from skateboards catapulted at them but also brought a whole new look to the park. Vans sponsors the Warped Tour for the first time; In 2001 Vans will buy a controlling interest in what is now the Vans Warped Tour, the longest running concert series in America. Vans begins creating the world's leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing; by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, freestyle motocross and supercross. The Series is broadcast on ESPN2. In 2001 Vans buys controlling interest of the Vans Warped Tour, the nation's leading action sports and music festival.