DetailsOn March 16th, 1966, at street 704E Broadway, in Anaheim, California, Paul Van Doren and three partners opened up their first ever store and the Vans dream was born. The Van Doren Rubber Company was unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public. On that first morning, 12 customers purchase shoes which are made that day and ready for pick-up in the afternoon. The Vans #44 deck shoes, which is now known as the Authentic were born.
This new Vans UA Style 73 DX, from the "Anaheim collection" pays homage to Vans' original factory in Anaheim. It is also a low-top sneaker like the Authentic, and features a red suede upper and Vans' typical waffle outsole. Vans erased the famous Jazz Stripe and replaced it with a specific "V" logo stripe in white.