Vans, founded in California in 1966 as the Van Doren Rubber Company, is a stalwart of skate culture, a shoe-as-signifier of iconic subcultural connotations. The flat, honeycombed rubber sole that was the company’s founding innovation travels beyond its original, iconic low-top slip-on skate sneaker: Vans produces endless variations on its timeless high-tops, mid-tops, and lace-up sneakers in canvas and leather. With an ever-expanding array of colorways, Vans sneakers remain a classic as easily styled with elevated eveningwear as with casual menswear and athletic gear.