Originally called the Van Doren Rubber Company, Vans Off The Wall was founded in 1966 and is one of the leading shoe companies in the skateboarding industry producing quality Vans Skate Shoes. With a history deep rooted in skateboarding, Vans was there when it all began and helped to revolutionize skateboard shoes as they are known today. Constantly pushing the envelope on innovative designs and technologies, Vans skate shoes like the Chukka Low, Era, Old Skool, Type II, Euclid, Rowley Pro and more are designed to keep feet protected and comfortable while delivering the best both form and function.
Coining the term "Off The Wall" from skateboarders in the 70's who skated off the walls of pools, Vans skateboarding shoes feature unique designs and styles that are modeled after the demands and needs of skateboarders. Many models of Vans skate shoes utilize Vans' signature waffle sole, a unique diamond pattern with vertical lines added to the ball of the foot to increase the strength and durability of the sole. The sticky gum rubber of the waffle soles and the vulcanized construction help provide better flexibility and grip which enables the skater to maintain greater control and precision during tricks. For those who prefer a cupsole construction, Vans offers models like the AV Era to provide maximum durability and protection.
Taking the innovations and designs of skate shoes further than it has gone before, Vans created the first ever vulcanized cupsole construction known as the Wafflecup. This state-of-the-art design was created to fuse together the best qualities of vulcanized soles and cupsoles to provide a versatile skate shoe that would meet the demands of any skater. The Wafflecup blends the increased support and durability that is found in a cupsole with the grip and superior board feel of a vulcanized sole.
As a brand that is all about originality, Vans is truly the first of it's kind and continues to lead the way in the design and production of modern skate shoes. Offering the best in quality and performance Vans features a huge selection of different models, styles and colors so you can find the perfect skateboarding shoe that fits your every need.