Vans Authentic Shoes

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Vans Authentic

Originally known as the Vans #44 deck shoes, the Vans Authentic were an instant hit with West Coast skateboarders. With a hard-wearing, waffle-patterned sole that sticks to the deck like honey, the Authentic became synonymous with skateboarding, seen on surfers and skaters across California and beyond.

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Skateboarding originated in California in the 50s, where bored surfers wanted something to ride when the waves were flat. A couple of decades later, after the invention of urethane wheels, skateboarding made a comeback – big time. And the Vans Authentic became a key element of this skating revolution.

These low-top plimsolls feature a lace-up front and the classic Vans flag branding, giving you timeless street style with a super-firm grip. Coveted by skaters, surfers, fashion fanatics and street-culture connoisseurs, these shoes remain a staple part of the Vans collection.
Here at Hanon, we stock a variety of Authentic styles from the Vans Vault collection, including quirky collabs and limited-edition pairs.

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