Long favored as the first and foremost skate footwear brand, Vans has dominated the beach and street scenes since their launch in 1966. So not only are these your dad's skate shoes, they might be your grandpa's too. Legendary doesn't even begin to describe the iconic Vans brand. The Vans revolutionary waffle tread rubber soles have inspired hundreds of other shoe companies along the way. From the classic Vans slip-on styles to the more core hi-tops, they have always led the way in innovation and style. In recent years, they have expanded into Vans clothing, backpacks, wallets, beanies, belts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and more.