In 1976, the Vans Slip-On was developed as model 44 in collaboration with skateboarders and BMXers in California and quickly proved to be a bestseller. Especially the wild youth in SoCal (Southern California) loved the simple canvas low tops with the famous waffle sole for maximum slip resistance. This rubber sole has an enormous amount of grip due to its special honeycomb structure and is therefore perfect for skating.
The sneaker itself hasn’t changed much since the 70s, apart from improved materials that ensure durability and even more grip on the skateboard. Its image always remains the same: rebellious!
FeaturesBrand logo on the back and flag logo on the side100 % veganWaffle sole for maximum slip resistanceLow-top shoe with elastic side inserts Padded collar for comfortCheckerboard design