Vans shoes are synonymous with skateboarding. Since skateboarders discovered the virtues of the waffle grip soles on Vans sneakers more than 40 years ago, Vans shoes have become one of the largest and most sought-after collections in the industry. While today Vans designs shoes for a variety of action sports and has broadened its offerings to include knits, hats, denim and accessories, it’s the collection of skate shoes that are the heart of the company and the Vans brand.
Find Vans shoes online now, as well as SUPRA shoes, Jeffrey Campbell boots, and a wide variety of other footwear.
Vans shoes: the first skateboard shoe.
After skateboarders discovered that the simple canvas and vulcanized rubber shoes produced by Vans were ideal for skateboarding, the company created the first skateboard-specific shoe: Style #95, known today as the Era. In the years since, Vans has worked with some of the most influential skaters in the world to design Vans footwear that is both stylish and functional. From the collections of signature Vans shoes developed by well-known riders and featuring the latest technical innovation to Vans original classic favorites, Vans has skate shoes covered.
Shop for Vans fashion and shoes at Karmaloop.
Karmaloop—the online retail store for street and skatewear for the verge culture—offers a wide variety of Vans clothing and footwear. Its range of shoe styles includes low-tops, high-tops, slip-ons, and more.
Perhaps the most classic style is the Vans Sk8 Hi sneaker, available in both men's and women's styles. The Sk8 Hi is a high top shoe with a triple padded ankle, contrast laces, and a rubber sole. It also includes the standard Vans stripe along the side. The same design is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Another popular Vans sneaker is the Classic Slip On Sneaker, which typically features a canvas upper, padded collar, and a waffle rubber sole with contrast pinstripe. Other styles include the Era Sneaker and the Chukka.
In addition to shoes, you'll also find a large selection of Vans denim, outerwear, pants, shorts, sweaters, T-shirts, and accessories for both men and women on the Karmaloop website.