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Brief History:
Vans started in Anaheim, CA in 1966 1966 Paul Van Doren and three partners opened the first store at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public.

Early '70s - Skateboarders who like Vans´ rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California.

1976 - The Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.

1979 - The Vans #44 is introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Slip-ons become the rage in Southern California. By the end of the '70s, Vans has 70 stores in California and sells through dealers both nationally and internationally

1997 - Vans begins creating the world´s leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing; by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and freestyle motocross

Fun Facts/Trivia:
1982 - Vans Slip-ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

2000 - Vans finances the production of Dogtown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta´s look at the beginnings of skateboarding and the personalities that evolved the sport. The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Sean Penn.

The Vans Warped Tour is the longest running concert tour in America Features and benefits of Vans:
Vans heritage as the original surf and skate brand ingrains our company and products into Southern California youth lifestyle. We are skaters, surfers and snowboarders and have almost 40 years experience making footwear, apparel and tech products that make participating in life more fun.

Be sure to check out the Vans "Off the Wall Hour" Tuesdays and Thursdays on Fox Sports Net at 4 pm to experience the full spectrum of action sports.

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Latest Vans Kids Reviews

Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter and I love them. Will be ordering again

on January 18, 2019

SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My son is ridiculously hard on his shoes, like we buy shoes every 2 months. These are holding up well, longer than most pairs we buy. Easy to get on and look good on my 9 yr old.

on January 17, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

first time getting them. HE LOVES THEM so i love them. wish they had more in his size but i guess everyones in a lil kids 13.5

on January 16, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

They are sooooo cute. Love them.

from Richmond on January 16, 2019

Old Skool V Core  (Toddler)

Old Skool V Core (Toddler)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

The shoes were great for my active 3 year old but the velcro straps completely fell apart after only 4 months of regular use. The velcro and the upper part separated completely. The actual velcro stopped sticking together.

on January 16, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So cute and easy to get on and off

on January 16, 2019

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Honestly love the colors will be wearing often for spring and summer

on January 15, 2019

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Authentic (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Authentic (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Purchased for my daughter's school uniform requirement. Fit was spot on and style is nice, considering all black. Not much support, but not an issue for this use.

on January 15, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We purchased these shoes for our two year old little girl. She loves the slip ons because she can put them on herself. The print is super cute and goes with more of her outfits. She slipped them on as soon as they were delivered and hasn't taken them off!

on January 15, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love them for my boys!

on January 15, 2019

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love them for my boys!

on January 15, 2019

Old Skool Crib (Infant/Toddler)

Old Skool Crib (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My son is 11 months old and I bought a size 4. They fit perfectly. The stretchy laces make them easy to get on and off, and they stay on pretty well. My son is always trying to pull his shoes off but he has not been able to get these off. The color is a great vibrant blue, true to the photo.

from Milwaukee on January 15, 2019

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Mickey's 90th Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Mickey's 90th Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Super cute shoe , I ordered a size bigger and the shoe still was extremely small. Very sad

on January 14, 2019

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Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My 7 year old loves them! Stylish for a little man. His feet are relatively wide and these fit him great!

on January 14, 2019

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love vans ...not the most comfortable but my little guy loves them and they go with everything

on January 14, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is probably the 5th pair of slip on Van's my 6 yr old has had.. He loves the fact that they are cool like Dad's and he can just slip them on so easy.. right out the box they are always comfy.. no breaking in ! Thanks Zappo's & Vans !

from Maryland on January 14, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really surprised by good reviews; zipper is very sticky and hard to use, even with a full size too big. Would be impossible to have with a toddler. Too bad because super cute, especially in light blue. I suppose I could have gotten a bum pair but two bum pairs seems odd.

on January 14, 2019

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Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It’s a cute versatile shoe

from Brooklyn on January 13, 2019

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SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter fell in love with this style and had to have them, but has complained about discomfort from day one. They seem to cut into her heels.

on January 13, 2019

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We are a Vans loving fam! However, if your kiddo has narrow feet like my 5 year old, I would size up a bit! I hate when shoes are a little too big in length, but the ease of putting them on is worth it.

from Chesapeake on January 11, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The shoes were too hard to get on. My boys had to smush the back to shove their foot inside.

on January 11, 2019

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Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Adorable shoes! My 2 1/2-year-old loves them! Currently his go to shoes.

on January 11, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect shoes for my granddaughter. Unicorns and comfort! She's 6 and picky when it comes to her socks and shoes and how they fit. She loves these - both the design and how comfortable they are, even for PE at school.

on January 11, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these for my 8 yr old grandson. First we tried on a pair in the Vans store near where we live to both get him sized correctly and check out how Vans fit. The fit is true to size. According to him they are super comfortable and he loves his new stylin' shoes!

on January 11, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My 3 yr old loves these and wants to wear them every single day! The only complaint I have is that the zippers are too difficult for her to zip up herself. I even struggle with them a little bit, so I took off 1 star for that.

on January 10, 2019

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