Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren along with partners Gordon
Lee and Serge Delia open The Van Doren Rubber Company, Anaheim, Calif., For
business on March 16.
Vans # 44 deck shoes, now known as the Authentic, are born.
Skateboarders who like Vans' rugged make-up and sticky sole
are sporting Vans all over Southern California.
The Vans # 95 , now known as the Era , with a padded collar
and different colour combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta
and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.
Vans # 36, the Old Skool , debuts with the now famous Vans
Sidestripe . The Old Skool is Vans' first skate shoe that incorporated leather
panels for increased durability.
What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren What is
originally referred to as the "jazz stripe" and has become the
unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.
Vans introduces the first vulcanized cup sole. The new
WAFFLECUP ™ technology combines the best of both worlds with the support and
durability of a cupola and the traditional Vans vulcanized shoe grip.