Paul Van Doren opened the doors of Van Doren Rubber Co. in 1966. Vans, in partnership with Berklee School of Music, the world’s main college of contemporary music, proudly announce that Miette Hope-Goldman, 17-12 months-previous singer-songwriter, has been named the primary recipient of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship – a four-yr award masking tuition, room and board.
From its basis as an authentic skateboarding company, to its emergence as a leading motion sports model, to its rise to grow to be the world’s largest youth tradition model — the Vans® model has taken on an influence that matches its business performance.
Vans’ international expansion continues with milestones including distribution into India, our first international companion retailer with Off the Hook (OTH) in Montreal and Vans by Fly Streetwear in Shanghai, plus the opening of the first company-owned Vans shops in Mexico.
“We have been blessed to have celebrities, musicians, artists, athletes love our brand and appreciate the fact that it wasn’t part of an approach to them,” said the New Jersey native, who at one level served as director of retail operations at Nike.
Vans releases perhaps its most anticipated special assortment so far with the Vans x The Simpsons sequence that options artwork from Kaws, Stash, Gary Panter, Geoff McFetridge, Dave Flores, Futura, Mr. Cartoon, Sam Messner, Taka Hayashi, Tony Munoz, Todd James and Neckface.