Year Released: 1966
Vans is THE skateboard shoe company. 1966 started with what we all know as the Authentic, a simple and waffle-soled sneaker that was the perfect choice for the So Cal surf and skate scene that would soon be taking over. Today, the Vans Authentic is still available in tons of colors but do yourself a favor and keep a pair of the classic navy versions on deck. You won't regret it. Unless of course you kick the bucket before you wear them.