Vans has and will forever be the quintessential staple within the skate community. As 2016 marks the 50 year anniversary of the iconic shoe brand, we thought it was only fitting to celebrate this adored brand by showcasing some of their original styles. In recent years the brand has gone from skater brand to must-have fashion staple by everyone from skaters to street style darlings. Vans fit the athleisure trend we have been going on about in recent posts perfectly. With a large selection of styles to choose from, the options are truly limitless. So, whether you're a die hard skater or a lover of all things casual cool, discover the many silhouettes of Vans below.
Clean and simple is just the way we like it. The Vans Authentic sneakers were first designed based on the brands's first ever deck shoes. Since then, the brand has gone on to release this popular shoe in a number of colors. So, go nuts and enjoy.
Style tip: The options are really limitless for this sneaker. Ladies, try styling these with denim overalls. Gentlemen, try rocking a pair of cuffed denim jeans and a simple white crew neck t-shirt.
You can never go wrong with an original. First released back in 1977 - the lace-up low-top sneaker is truly a classic, as it was the first of it's kind to bear the signature side stripe. It has since become synonymous with the Vans sneaker, and adopted by everyone from skaters, to fashion icons and punk-rock figureheads.
The classic men's slip-on strikes the perfect balance between smart and casual. Now, add a little fun twist to this iconic silhouette with the junk food art and you're all set for the summer. For those of you that want something a little more clean and simple, don't worry we got you too. Check out the classic slip-on collection here.
Style tip: Dress both pairs up with chinos or a dress for the ladies and dress them down with straight cut jeans or jogger pants.
First released in 1978, these beauties were originally designed for the skater looking for a long-lasting, comfortable shoe (don't worry us non-skaters can still rock them too). The Vans Sk8 Hi's are fully equipped with a padded collar, thick sole and go hand-in-hand with the 70s punk-rock movement—a true testament to it's classic roots.
Style tip: Gentlemen, achieve a laid-back look by pairing these shoes with a button up shirt or a simple crew neck t-shirt and jeans for a more casual look. And ladies, style these with some ripped black skinnies, a grey t-shirt and a leather jacket.
Don't worry we would never forget about the kids—the adults don't get to have all the fun. Put your mini skater in a pair of Authentic Vans, equipped with laces so their feet stay secure when they're running around the skate parks mastering that kick-flip.