Vans was first set in to motion in 1966 when Paul Van Doren opened his first store in Anaheim, California. 10 years later in 1976, Skaters and skateboarders began wearing Vans and insisted that the footwear came in more colours. Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, two professional skaters were the designers, and in March 1976, Vans released the original Era in red and blue. In next to no time the classic checkerboard slip on Vans were seen on Jeff Spicoli a Californian surfer, in the hit movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and the world went fanatical for them. The Vans slip on are specifically produced to adapt to action sports and lifestyle with elasticised gussets at the sides and a reinforced back section for grip and flexibility. Today, the southern Californian based footwear offers over 60 styles varying from the classic Vans slip on and deck shoes to casual sandals and high performance skate shoes. Not only are Vans funky, famous and fashionable, they are also sensationally comfortable with their cushioned rubber soles and padding around heel.