The 50 Most Influential People In Sneaker History

20. Jon Warren

Who And Why: Skater, head designer at Vans
Years Of Influence: 2002-present

From cementing their feet into skate culture to doing collaborations with Opening Ceremony, Vans is one of those strange brands that has the ability to morph into any culture they come to. It’s just become a great canvas—a blank slate that Vans allows others to draw on. Mr. Warren has balanced this dual identity of Vans superbly.

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