Vans, a classic in itself, was founded in 1966 by Paul Van Doren together with his brother Jim Van Doren, investor Serge D’Elia and Gordy Lee. Vans originally called Van Doren Rubber Company and started as a small retail shoe company in Southern California. They produces and sold their shoes directly to the customer. Made and sold in California. Quickly the shoes became popular by skateboarders because of the high quality materials and durable construction. Vans embraced the scene and started specializing in skate shoes. The first Vans model was the #44 Deck Shoe, now known as the Vans Authentic. Vans is a steady name in the world of action sports and a brand that always had surfing’s back. Vans is supporting the Vans Triple Crown of Surf for 35 years and counting. Vans is a brand all about originality, style, and durability. Following from this mindset comes a wide range of shoes such as the Vans Authentic, Vans Era, Vans Old Skool, Vans Slip-on and Vans Sk8-Hi. HAVEN surf specializes in the Vans pro range which is made out of stronger materials, has a better cushioning and gives you more reinforcement.