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.