1966 - Brothers Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren along with partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia open for business at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes on premises and sells them directly to the public. On that first morning, 12 customers purchase shoes, which are made that day and ready for pick-up in the afternoon. Skateboarders who like Vans' rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting them for the first time.
VANS #44 DECK SHOES, NOW KNOWN AS THE AUTHENTIC, ARE BORN
From there history was made and Vans became world renowned for their high quality skate shoes.
Military Discount Offered.
Entry 4, by H&M
LOCATION IN MALL
Neighborhood 3, across from Spencer's