There’s no brand with a stake in the history of skateboarding which compares to the waffle and we’re proud to carry a variety of Pro and Classic skateboard shoes from Vans at Division 24 Skate Store.

Originating in Anaheim, California, brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren founded The Van Doren Rubber company alongside Gordon Lee in 1966. As the SoCal surf scene of the 1970s gave way to skateboarding, Vans was quickly adopted by skateboarders due to their patented Waffle Sole which provided excellent grip. After endorsing Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, and taking on their input for tweaking the Vans Style #44 (better known as the ‘Authentic’), this lead to the creation of the first shoe designed specifically for skateboarding – the Era.

Both models remain icons of the company which have since been inducted to the Vans Pro Skate range which takes timeless silhouettes and reinforces them to better suit the needs of skateboarders. All Vans Pro Skate footwear features a more robust vulcanised waffle sole for long lasting, timeless grip and boardfeel, a Duracap liner backing textiles in key areas of wear, an Ultracush HD insole for optimum comfort and support and are topped off with classic Vans detailing.

Alongside the Pro Skate versions of heritage models such as the Slip-On, Authentic, Era, Old Skool and SK8-Hi, here you can also find a diverse range of pro models from Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson and Tony Trujillo.

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