Date: 3/16/1966

The Van Doren brothers, James and Paul, had an idea. What if they manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public? They opened their first store in Anaheim, CA on March 16, 1966, and on the first day, sold 12 pairs. From such humble beginnings came Dogtown, the Bones Brigade and more or less the entire skate shoe industry. You're welcome.