What's New In Customs
You may have noticed the new look and feel of the Vans Customs site, but that's just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. First off, we've added two of our most popular styles to the Customs mix - the Authentic and the Authentic Lo-Pro. The Authentic is the original Vans shoe and a classic staple since our birth in '66. The Authentic Lo-Pro offers a feminine twist to that popular style for those looking for a more low profile silhouette. Other Classics favorites including the Slip-On, Era, Old Skool and 106 Vulcanized give you six great styles to choose from.
New Colors and Patterns
Customization is the key word around here and the number of colors and patterns at your disposal are greater now than ever before. Sure, you can always choose the basics, but now we've added favorite solids such as Gossamer Green, Chili Pepper Red and Liberty Purple alongside several new neon choices. Mix and match those solid colors with a new palette of patterns to choose from including animal prints, Americana stars and stripes patterns and eight different iconic checkerboard designs.
Customize Your Laces
How better to finish off your masterpiece than by adding some flair to the laces. We now have 10 different laces to choose from including neons plus a black and white checkerboard and a rasta stripe print if you want to stray from your everyday black or white laces.
Collaborate On Your Vans Customs Creation With Your Friends Through Our Chat & Share Features
Vans Customs Chat & Share functions give you the opportunity to collaborate and exchange design ideas with your friends. Invite as many friends as you'd like in your Chat window and inspire each other while designing your pair of Vans Customs!
The CHAT option allows you to invite friends to design with you by using either EMAIL or IM.
The SHARE option allows you to send a link to your design by using either EMAIL or MOBILE phone.
How Does It Work?
First design your shoe on the Vans Customs site.
Click on the "Chat" or "Share" icon on the bottom of
the left hand side.
You will be asked to create a screen name for yourself.
This will be the name that appears in your invites.
You can invite as many friends as you like to view and
modify your design via AIM, email or by sending them a
URL to click on.
Mobile & Email
Want to get a second opinion some help from a friend with your Vans Customs design? To reach out with our new mobile and email functions, simply fill out the form to contact your friends via mobile or email. A URL will be sent with your Vans Customs shoe creation so that you can collaborate to create the perfect shoe.
Prefer a little teamwork when creating your Vans Customs design? To use Instant Messaging (IM), log-in with your AOL user name/password. Once verified, your AOL buddy list will be instantly imported and you can then select a friend and IM them to join you in the Vans Customs site where you can give each other instant feedback.
Try new combinations with reckless abandon! No worries your last few designs drafts can be saved in your "Scratchpad" history by clicking on the "+" icon. If you change your mind and desire to select a previously created design (while still on the same visit to the Vans Customs site), you can revert back to an earlier version by simply clicking on that selection within your "Scratchpad" history.