The first Vans Shoes store was opened in 1966 in Anaheim, California. It was founded by Mr Paul Van Doren and three of his business partners, Vans would manufacture their shoes and sell them directly to the public. The idea behind the first Vans Shoes, the Authentic, was to design a pair of shoes that would be durable and outlast anything else in the market.
The moulds for the Vans waffle soles were much thicker than all other shoes on the market with a much better, stronger canvas using nylon thread instead of cotton. The Vans Shoes became hugely popular with skaters, so Vans designed the Vans Old Skool, constructed with leather in the toe to further help prevent wear and tear, and then the Skate High with the padded sides and backing to help protect skaters ankles when their board took flight and the skater didn't.
With it's classic skate styling, Vans has always brought the right touch to any outfit. At West Brothers we carry all the classics in the Vans Shoes range, from the Old Skool to the Authentic, as well as slip-ons and leather varieties. Always comfortable and instantly identifiable, Vans Shoes can be worn every day and you know you'll always look good. Shoppers in Australia can buy Vans Shoes at any time of day or night through our West Brothers online store. If you feel like trying before you buy, feel free to visit us at The Square Mirrabooka Shopping Centre in Perth where our friendly staff are waiting to help. Vans Shoes are available for purchase via Zip Pay and Afterpay, Free Shipping on orders over $100 and worldwide delivery.