Vans is one of its few brands that is rooted in skateboarding culture for years. They knew how to evolve to propose clothes always more pleasant for the skaters.
The Old Skool debuted in 1977 as the so-called "Style 36", and showcased the now iconic Vans sidestripe. A new low-top style as Vans' first skate shoe that incorporated leather panels, the company that had been founded as the Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim in 1966 had a new classic silhouette on its hands. What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren was originally referred to as the "jazz stripe", and over 35 years in the making, the sidestripe has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.