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29 Things You Didn't Know About Punk Style

The Suicide Machines recorded an ode to Vans in 1994, establishing them as the preferred shoe for the era's pop-punk bands.

In 1994, the Suicide Machines released the single "Vans Song." The track dismissed Doc Martens, Birkenstocks, and any other brand that wasn't "just a crummy old pair of chukka boots." The song was an already widely accepted declaration that Vans were now the preferred sneaker of choice for the punk and pop-punk bands that revived the genre in the mid-’90s and continued to enjoy popularity into the ’00s.

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