Vans has stayed true to their roots since 1966, and the Authentics are a classic look for any casual occasion. This is their first lace-up skate shoe to feature Vans' signature waffle bottom construction, original vulcanized sole and durable upper materials.
- These shoes are unisex, however they are all listed in men's sizing.
- To convert men's sizing to women's sizing - subtract your regular size by 1.5 (Ex. If you wear a women's size 8.5 shoe, you'll want to look at options for men's size 7 here). Women's specific sizes and colorways can be found here.
- (pig suede) leather brown/true white: Suede
- (cotton hemp) drizzle/true white, (cotton hemp) natural/true white: Textile
- Original Waffle Outsole
- Molded EVA Footbed
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66, Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' rubber Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.
Molded EVA Footbed - Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) insoles are a firmer material than you would find on standard orthotic insoles to offer better shock absorption while reducing the weight of the overall shoe.