Creativity and self-expression have been at the core of Vans’ brand ethos since its inception. From the mid ‘70s through the 1980s, as part of Vans’ custom footwear offering the brand sold needlepoint kits which allowed customers to pick their own pattern or create their very own do-it-yourself designs to match their outfit or mood which would then be brought back to the factory to customize your own pair of Vans.
Continuing this tradition, Vans delivers a three-piece footwear assortment inspired by these relics from the brands past across the brands very first deck shoe, the Authentic 44 DX. Available in three prints including a vintage inspired floral, skull and multi-color checkerboard pattern, the Authentic showcases a natural woven textile upper which has been carefully printed to capture the essence of the original needlework designs. Each Authentic is finished with a tonal marshmallow outsole and an OrthoLite sockliner.