Vans opened their doors in 1966 in Anaheim, California and on that initial day they sold 12 pairs that have been every single made to order. Their strong, robust building did not just appeal to skaters although, other athletes swiftly identified themselves infected with the Vans bug. Vans strive to use resources wisely, incorporating recycled and other environmentally friendly materials into their items and packaging wherever feasible. With crackers like the Hi Standard and the Encore, two particularly comfy boots, Vans have understandably been nicely-received in the snowboard scene. So if you are hunting for a laidback, cool surfing or skateboarding-inspired casualwear, Vans has you covered, from hat to shoe. With pro riders such as Geoff Rowley and Tony Trujillo, Vans has one particular of the most full teams in the skate and snow sector.