Born in Anaheim, California in 1966, the Authentic is the original Vans heritage style. Originally know as Vans #44 Deck Shoes, the Authentic became an immediate cult icon, and has embodied our “Off The Wall” attitude ever since. Constructed with a simple low top, lace-up profile, this classic shoe also features sturdy canvas uppers, metal eyelets, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. Being one of the most recognizable canvas brands around today, Vans sneakers are synonymous with casual, skate, life and style. The bold signature side-stripe sends a signal to others that those who own a pair of Vans are on trend.