Vans Is An American Manufacturer Of Skateboarding Shoes And Related Apparel, Based In Santa Ana, California And Owned By VF Corporation. The Company Also Sponsors Surf, Snowboarding, BMX, And Motocross Teams. Since 1996, The Company Has Been The Primary Sponsor Of The Annual Vans Warped Tour Traveling Rock Festival.
Van Doren Rubber specialized in making canvas deck shoes with grippy rubber soles. The name Vans was coined when people would say “Let's head over to Van's and grab shoes”, Vans took the nickname and ran with it.