In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in California. Within a few years, skate culture adopted Vans as their preferred brand and today Vans still represents Southern California lifestyle. With more than 40 years of history, Vans has risen to become a worldwide dominant force in the action sports industry, and the genuine brand of choice for the contemporary lifestyle consumer. The legendary lace-up high top features sturdy canvas uppers, re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. - Canvas uppers. - Re-enforced toecaps. - Padded collars. - Signature rubber waffle outsoles.