Vans is a brand which boats an interesting history and which has managed to remain the epitome of cool for fifty years. The Vans story began when Paul Van Doren and three colleagues opened a small shoe shop in Anaheim, California. The shop may have been modest in size but it offered a unique service because the shoes were all made on site. The first styles were the #44 deck shoes which you will know better as the Authentic.
Vans shoes featured sticky soles and it was these which came to the attention of skateboarders and so defined the future of Vans. By the 1970s the company were producing footwear specifically for skateboarders. The #95, know called the Era, was a firm favourite for a generation of boarders. Vans had nailed it and their styles soon became an international success.
The company went on to produce shoes for several different sports and the footwear became popular street wear too, particularly following Sean Penn�s appearance in the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in which he wore Vans. Today Vans continue to offer cool on trend styles together with a fashion collection featuring denim and casual separates.
With the brand having its roots in Californian youth culture it comes as no surprise that the Vans knitwear and sweatshirts are comfortable, on trend and versatile. The brand remains true to its heritage and yet moves with the times to produce the perfect separates for your casual wardrobe. We are pleased to feature Vans knitwear and sweatshirts here at Jean Store and we offer these fine casuals at the lowest possible prices.