Vans Factory Anaheim Authentic 44 Dx Blue Rainbow Canvas Skate Shoes
The Anaheim Factory collection from Vans is an eponymous homage to the first production factory of the 50 year old brand. Presented in striking blue hues with a rainbow graphic along the outsole, these Authentic 44 DX boast premium materials, higher glossed foxing tape and OrthoLite sockliners for contemporary cushion.For this spring, Vans picks up a new bloom from its timeless roots to present a timeless collection revolving around the Authentic 44 DX. These were the brand’s first vans, co-designed by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren, and their partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia in 1966.The first Off the Wall styles were sold directly to the public from the Van Doren rubber factory in Anaheim (California), where the shoes were designed and sculpted by hand in exclusive units. Each of the models consisted of a specific mold, and the colors selected for the canvas became expressions of freedom for times of amateur experimentation. The store at the front of the factory displayed all those creative silhouettes that would advance the DIY era.