The Authentics find their roots in the days leading up to the skate and BMX boom. They were the low-top lace-up casual shoe that would eventually find favor with wheeled athletes everywhere. Because of their comfort, their extreme durability, their good looks and the quality one gets for their very friendly price they quickly became a Vans standard that led to a whole family tree of like-minded kicks. Throughout our product line you will find the influence of the Authentic everywhere, from casual wear, to our most advanced performance shoes. Original Classics basic color styles, for more options check out the rest of the Authentics in various colors, fabrics and patterns.