Located at the 704 off E. Broadway, Vans' first workspace opened on 16th March 1966 in Anaheim, when twelve customers ordered tailored sneakers. Over the last 50 years, the Cali-based firm quickly grew into the world leader in skate sneakers manufacturing, designing unrivalled kicks for everyday chill. With the Anaheim Factory collection, the Van Doren brothers pay homage to the brand's roots by updating a long list of historic shoes using premium materials.Put simply, Vans Authentic underpins the Van Doren legacy: launched under the name of Style #44, they've got a boat shoes-inspired construction, where a sturdy canvas upper sits atop a vulcanized sole displaying a waffle pattern, improving grip and traction. The Authentic remained the only shoe inside the Vans catalog until the Era debuted flaunting a skate-ready outline, all thanks to a padded collar and reinforced heel tabs. The iconic Vans Sidestripe emerged in 1977, when Old Skool came out: way more enduring and hard-wearing than other Vans low sneakers, this Van Doren's masterpiece anticipated Sk8 Hi by one year. From there, the Vans Anaheim series adds modern technologies to a vast assortment of retro sneakers - one for all the Ultracush Lite system, a padded insole meant for advanced cushioning. Keep an eye on this page and you'll discover a whole new side of Vans sneakers!