50th Anniversary

Van Doren Approved Collection

“I had the pleasure of creating this collection and recreating a vintage shot of me buried under the Van Doren Approved collection. Speaking to our heritage, this timeless image is inspired by a photo taken 20 years ago, which similarly brings back lots of great memories of the last 50 years of Vans. This collection honors some unique heritage prints, which date back to the ‘70s and ‘80s when this original photo was shot” recalls Steve Van Doren. 

In continuation of the Vans’ 50th anniversary the Van Doren Approved assortment includes reissued styles with vintage graphics from the Vans archives. The spirit of the DIY-beginnings is in the air, pattern clash and old school tones contrasts unconventional swatch blockings. Classic Vans prints like the iconic checkerboard, the skull pirate or the aloha leaf can be found on the Sk8-Hi 38 Reissue, Era 95 Reissue, Slip-On 98 Reissue and matching apparel.