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Vans the Story of Rebellion

Off the Wall!

Born on the sunny west coast in the 1960’s, Vans was made to be iconic. Created from the rebellious minds of the Van Doren brothers, the simple concept of a waffle sole shoe and canvas upper material quickly became a staple in the skateboarding industry. Over the course of the next few decades, Vans reached the attention of skateboarders from around the globe. 

By the 80’s and 90’s they got their first shot at the big screen through the cult-classic film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. By being the signature shoe of the Jeff Spicoli, Vans continued their bad-boy stature. With global fame reaching new levels, the famous footwear brand embodied rebellion and tapped into the alternative, pop culture scene with their launch of the Vans Warped Tour. By this time if you hadn’t heard of Vans before, you have now! The Warped Tour united punks, skateboards, surfers, and anyone alike who had a passion for rock ‘n roll. Vans Warped Tour was one of the top traveling rock tours in the United States and Canada.  

Throughout the decades Vans has made their presence known, as a rebellious, ‘off the wall’ shoe brand. However, their success can be attributed to their original start in the skateboarding industry. With many features and ads in the famous Thrasher magazine, Vans continues to spark inspiration in the hearts and minds of skateboarders around the world.

Rebel with a Cause

Vans Off the Wall attitude comes from the idea of expressing your true self. With the mission of enabling creative expression and inspiring youth culture, the famous footwear brand has continued to remain at the top of the charts for decades. J-Michael knows that our consumers are stylish and creative. We want to be able to give all our customers a place to come be yourself! Vans Syracuse embodies the streetwear style that took New York by storm. 

With timeless pieces like the checkerboard canvas and waffle soles, you are able to recognize the Vans footwear from a mile away. With friendly, affordable price points, you can shop your favorite Vans shoes at Vans Syracuse at J-Michael. Scroll online, or come stop by to see one of our smiling faces! 

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