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« on: November 29, 2008, 05:29:34 PM »

What's your opinion? Are they the original skate shoe or a 40 year strong scam? For the record my last five pairs have been vans. I'm thinking of getting some vox troopers next. So, rad or sad?

...and don't start talking about nikes.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 06:59:43 PM »

I've had nike sb, nike 6.0, es, dc, and half cabs from vans and I really liked the vans and want to re buy but they are def. different. I wanna try some (truely) vulcanized kicks so I'm thinking about jumping on some lakai manchesters.
But vans were amazing compared to everything else I have tried.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 07:21:35 PM »

vans are great..the fact that you dont gotta break em in is what really sold me.although there are other shoes out there that dont require that shit...
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 08:53:34 PM »

They started out just as shoes that were good for skating, just like all stars.

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Some history on Vans shoes:
Vans shoes was founded by Paul Van Doren with a simple idea; to make shoes and sell them directly to the public instead of using a middleman. Paul moved west to Southern California with his partners, Jim Van Doren, Gordy Lee and Serge D'Elia. The first official day of business was March 15, 1966, when the first Vans shoe store opened in Anaheim, California. They offered three styles of vans shoes on that first day, but had only made display shoes. The racks on the wall were stacked with empty boxes to help make it look like a shoe store.
Twelve customers came into the Vans store that morning and picked out the style and color of shoes they wanted. But they didn't have any shoes in stock so Paul and Gordy asked the customers to come back in the afternoon to pick up their shoes. They rushed back to the factory and made the shoes. When the customers returned in the afternoon to pick up their shoes, they needed change for their purchases. Paul and Gordy hadn't thought of this and didn't have any change available. So, they just gave them the shoes and asked them to come back the next day to pay for them. All 12 customers showed up the following day to pay for their shoes.
The first Vans old skool shoes had a diamond pattern in the sole across the entire bottom of the shoe. Vertical lines were then added later to make it stronger, a design which is now vans proprietary waffle sole. In 1976, skateboarders and skaters began wearing Vans shoes and asked to have different colors combined on them. In march 19, 1976, Vans came out with the first Era in red and blue vans authentic shoe. This shoe was designed by two professional skaters, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. That craze spread across the nation when Jeff Spicoli, a California surfer dude in the hit movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", wore a pair of Vans checkerboard slip ons.
The Vans footwear collection now features over 60 styles ranging from classic deck shoes and slip-ons to high performance skateboard shoes, snowboard boots and sandals. They are distributed through over 190 company-owned retail stores and outlets as well as through a nationwide network of independent shoe, sporting goods and apparel stores.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 09:17:12 PM »

I've had nike sb, nike 6.0, es, dc, and half cabs from vans and I really liked the vans and want to re buy but they are def. different. I wanna try some (truely) vulcanized kicks so I'm thinking about jumping on some lakai manchesters.
But vans were amazing compared to everything else I have tried.
what kind of faggot are you? the original vulcanized shoes are vans
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 07:09:31 AM »

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the original vulcanized shoes are vans
I had the half cabs, which are vulcanized but still have a toe cap between the laces and toe.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 07:24:17 AM »

vans feel the best and thats all there is to it
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 12:14:58 PM »

yeah, most of the shoes I get are vans, fairly cheap and seem to last me a good while...
I'm really not into doing flip tricks anymore so I tend to rock the old skools or sk8 hi's
and have had really good luck with the TNT II's and the J-Lays...Long live Vans
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 02:27:14 PM »

Aw man, Old Schools are immune to blown out toes.  I remember discovering them when all the puffy shit that blew out in a week was the style...it hurt the feet for a while, but now I've got tougher feet and can skate in pretty much anything.

Also, I've just started to notice that many of the people sponsored by Vans have been wearing Sk8-Los lately...I've been hearing very good things about them.  There's a shitload I wanna try out though...Shambles, Chukka Lows, AV3s...
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 03:35:32 PM »

sk8-los are very very good
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 07:43:13 PM »

Well tommorow is black cyber monday so I think I'm going to find three pairs of shoes that I'm iffy about and get them for cheap. That way no loss.

On another note: I wore my es eldridge's to work today deliverying pizza, and I drive a clutch....I now have a direct hole in the sole of my clutch foot. No-more es for me.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 07:56:47 PM »

Were they new?  Are you goofy?  My clutch foot never sees additional wear.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 08:11:01 PM »

I'm reg
Clutch is left foot
And I drive a bare bone stock base model 2 DR Cobalt so the pedal is rubber and is even starting to partly peel off.

But the shoes ripped faster than any other ones I've had.
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2008, 10:35:15 PM »

i love vans. always have, always will. im always getting vans, but every now and then i like to switch it up and get something different, i got some circas the other day and theyre working out excellent. tre's on lockdown.
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2008, 10:37:02 PM »

Circas are amazing quality, but the company wierds me out for some reason.  Most shoe companies wierd me out, actually.
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