On March 16, 1966, The Van Doren Rubber Company opened its store in Anaheim, California to a dozen waiting customers and made its shoes in the in-house factory that day. It’s hard to imagine that throughout the 1970s and 1980s, this same company would go on to create a slew of sneakers that remain among the most iconic silhouettes of all time. Over 60 years later, the brand now simply known as Vans has become one of the most popular sneaker manufacturers in the world.

Though a wide variety of styles have been made during Vans storied history, the most popular models are some of the oldest, such as the Authentic, Era(, Old Skool, Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi. These models are also the most common when it comes to collaborations with brands from Supreme to Engineered Garments and many more.

What does Vans stand for?
Vans is not an acronym. The company started as The Van Doren Rubber Company and later became known as Vans.

Is Vans owned by Nike?
No, Vans is not owned by Nike.

Who is the parent company of Vans?
VF Corporation.

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