Just about everyone I know has come into contact with a good old classic pair of Vans at least once in their life, the vast majority of these people probably a good deal more than one pair. The classic thick rubber soles, thin canvas body and endless array of colors have combined to create a classic silhoutte that has graced the feed of everyone from the Z-Boys of California to Sean Penn as “Spicloi” in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Sneaker Freaker an amazing interview with Jason Le of Vans that details the history of the company. What stated out as a small manufacturing company pushing out simple shoes has grown into an international sensation that has evolved from merely being a shoe company, to a veritable staple in the industry. Vans quite simply are essential streetwear. Click here to read the interview, definitely well done.