VANS Authentic – a skate shoe conquers the world
With the VANS Authentic, the brand founded on March 16, 1966 in Anaheim (California) has created a sneaker icon that has often been copied but never reached. The beauty: The Authentic collection by VANS impresses with its simplicity, a no-frills style and the reduction to the essential. Rather than craving attention with ever new technologies and futuristic designs, VANS Authentic stays down to earth – or rather on the boards that make the world of skating go round. With their comfortable fit, breathable materials and non-slip outsole with the typical waffle tread, they are ideal for rides and stunts on the skateboard, but also cut a fine figure in your favourite club, on the beach promenade or at the festival. The skater shoes from VANS Authentic still embody the lifestyle of the scene with a lot of street credibility.
Authentic from VANS: cool sneakers in authentic design
VANS Authentic is characterised by its low (low top) cut, the slim but comfortable fit and the characteristic outsole. It is made of vulcanised rubber and has a waffle-shaped profile – this makes it slip-resistant and gives you a good grip on the skateboard. The upper of the original Authentic models from VANS is made of canvas, a robust and breathable cotton fabric. The appearance is completed by metal eyelets and either tone-in-tone or contrasting laces. While the sole of the early models was usually white, designs with black or natural-coloured outsoles are very popular today. For added comfort, thicker platform soles provide additional cushioning.
VANS Authentic are essentials for your street style
The Authentic by VANS is a sneaker that you can wear for many occasions. Especially the plain-coloured versions in black or white are ideal as shoes for Casual Friday and in combination with shirt and chino they are absolutely suited for professional wear as well. On warm days you can slip into your VANS Authentic barefoot, in the colder season you can choose a model made of suede instead of canvas. If you want to add colour to your outfit, choose skater sneakers in pink, purple or sunny yellow, with camouflage or checkerboard print. Also children's sneakers can be found in the assortment of VANS Authentic – here allover prints, neon colours and glitter effects set the tone.