The Vans shoe that started it all. Initially known as Style #44, the Authentic was Paul Van Doren’s first footwear creation when he launched the Van Doren Rubber Company in 1966. Today, the original design remains largely intact, affixing a canvas upper to a rubber midsole with waffle tread underfoot. An Off the Wall license plate completes the minimalistic style. From white, black, red and checkerboard colorways to collaborations like Mac Miller ‘Swimming’, Barbie, and JJJound, explore the past, present and future of the Vans Authentic.