Vans – US based skate apparel company Vans was founded in 1966 by Paul Van Doren, when he and three partners opened up their first store. The company at this time was called The Van Doren Rubber Company and instead of retailing shoes from other brands, Vans manufactured and sold their own shoes to the public. We stock a wide range of mens Vans, ladies Vans through to baby Vans, but we can also order pretty much anything in – so any unique design you may have seen elsewhere – just ask!