Vans begins 2014 by celebrating the legacy of the iconic Sidestripe. Debuting nearly four decades ago, the Sidestripe started as a random doodle by founder Paul Van Doren. The Old Skool debuted in 1977 as the “Style 36” as the first skate shoe to incorporate leather into its construction and the first piece of footwear to feature the Sidestripe. Spring 2014 honors the legacy of the Sidestripe with an expanded offering the Old Skool silhouette for men and women. From retro colorways to reissued prints from the archives featuring the original Van Doren heel tab, the Spring 2014 Old Skool is now available at Vans.