Vans is more than a brand - it's a lifestyle. The Vans brand comes from humble beginnings in SoCal, much like WSS, and it reached international recognition with just a few core styles that get the job done. It doesn't take much to realize that the original Waffle outsole is sticky and flexible, so skaters can get the best board feel from every trick they flip. Even though these shoes are popular among skaters, bikers, surfers alike, they remain popular worldwide because they're stylish, comfortable, and, really, iconic. With the rise of comfort over everything, Vans revamped its core styles to feature a softer, more cushiony outsole with sweat-wicking lining and called it ComfyCush, appropriately. The result feels like you're walking on sunshine. But if you want to get closer to the sun, the Vans platform series has just enough height for you to make a bold statement. Kids like Vans, too, not only for the comfort but for the fun, unique, multicolor, and patterned designs that spruce up any outfit. Fans of Vans know no boundaries; they are me; they are you; Vans are for everyone.