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 they designed the Old Skool. These were constructed with leather in the toe to further help prevent wear and tear. Then came 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 its classic skate styling, this timeless brand has always brought the perfect touch of cool to any outfit. At West Brothers we carry all the classics, from the Old Skool to the Authentic, as well as slip-ons and leather varieties. Always comfortable and instantly identifiable, these classic shoes can be worn every day and you know you'll always look good. Shoppers in Australia can buy their new pair of kicks at any time of the day or night, through our West Brothers online store. If you feel like trying before you buy, and happen to be a Perth local, then feel free to visit us at The Square Mirrabooka Shopping Centre in Perth, Western Australia; where our friendly staff are waiting and eager to help. We’ve been on the block since 1992, so you can bet that we know our stuff when it comes to the hottest streetwear trends and styles.
Some of our favourite vans shoes now are the Style 36 Bandana low top, lace-up kicks in black and white. They’re made with sturdy canvas and suede uppers, and feature a totally rocking, bandana skull print. We also love a classic, so of course can’t go past the Classic Slip-ons in black on black. Featuring the signature waffle sole, these bad boys are comfy as, and easy as to just slide into and head out and about!
Once you find what you’re looking for, but you’ve still got some questions; regarding sizing, availability or design, by all means feel free to contact us on (08) 9344 1413 or via our Contact Us form at the bottom of our website. Heck, you could even message us on Insta or Facebook. Our friendly staff will be here to help you laser in on your perfect ensemble for your personal style.
Our Australian customers will be stoked to learn that we provide Free Shipping on all orders that are over $99, as well as super-fast Express Shipping at very affordable, subsidized prices. Great news for those of us that just can't wait to get our hands on our fresh gear! International customers need not worry, as we ship globally, and our delivery options start from as little as $11.95 for Express Courier Shipping to our New Zealand bros! No matter where in the world you live, we can get your streetwear game in your hands quick smart.
Don't forget we also offer Afterpay, LayBuy and Zip Pay. All of these Buy Now Pay Later services are available both online and in-store. There is no minimum or maximum spend, so you can buy just one item or you can buy a whole new wardrobe, and either way there’ll be no pain when it comes to payment! If you are new to these services, with LayBuy, Afterpay and Zip Pay your order total gets split into even weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments which you pay off over time. It’s completely interest free, and the best part is that we send your order out right away so you can enjoy your new threads or kicks while you pay them off… how good is that!? Signup is a breeze and can be completed during the payment checkout process on our website, on the payment provider’s site, or in our Perth store. It only takes a few minutes to get the application done, then you’re ready to shop till you drop!
Be sure to check back regularly as we are always receiving new styles in this, and all of our other awesome brands. If you’re worried about missing out on your favourite brand’s latest releases, then make sure you sign up to our West Brothers Newsletter at the bottom of the website. We send out regular updates showcasing the hottest new clothing, footwear, hats and trends, so that you will always get first pick.
Enjoy your shopping experience, and keep it fresh with West Brothers!
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