Vans is celebrating its 50th anniversary by honoring its past.
The sportswear brand has re-issued some of the pattern-clashing, color-contrasting styles featuring some popular heritage prints in its Van Doren Approved collection, curated by Steve Van Doren, son of Vans founder Paul Van Doren.
“I had the pleasure of creating this collection and re-creating a vintage shot of me buried under the Van Doren Approved collection,” Van Doren said in a statement. “Speaking to our heritage, this timeless image is inspired by a photo taken 20 years ago, which similarly brings back lots of great memories of the last 50 years of Vans.”
The vintage footwear and apparel designs included in the Van Doren Approved range includes styles that date back to the ‘70s and ‘80s, Van Doren added.
Vans’ iconic prints, such as the checkerboard, skull pirate and aloha leaves are on the Sk8-Hi 38 Reissue, Era 95 Reissue, Slip-On 98 Reissue and Chukka Boot 49A Reissue silhouettes.
The collection also includes T-shirts, hats and the Old Skool backpack, available at retail stores and on Vans.com.