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We often speak about footwear essentials. Those pairs that every rotation should have. Often, these terms are used out of place, but when they’re used in connection to a pair of Vans, they’re always in the right place. Founded in 1966, Vans has not only become the final word in skateboarding but has also grown to define staple footwear for a whole generation.

But, what began as a small selection of vulcanized canvas kicks is now an empire. From unchanging flagships like the Vans Authentic and Old Skool to rare collaboration pairs that fetch upwards of $1000, the Vans universe covers a range of price tags in 2022.

As ever, we all want something different from our shoes. Some will, undoubtedly, swear by Vans as the only shoes worth shredding on the skateboard while others position Vans as collectible rarities worth paying more for and protecting. Whatever your stance, we’ve rounded up the best Vans for every budget.

Shop the best Vans for every budget below.

Old Skool Tapered

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Old Skool

$75

Vans

Buy at Urban Outfitters

The Vans Old Skool is an absolute, no-questions-asked classic. While it's most recognizable in its black & white outfit, this beige suede iteration offers a soft finishing touch to your fits.

Classic Slip-On

Arguably the blueprint for 90 percent off the slip-on sneakers that you see nowadays, the Vans Classic Slip-On is an OG.

Slip Hiker Lx

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Slip Hiker Lx

$78

Vans Vault

Buy at sivasdescalzo

It may not stand with the giants of the Vans empire, but the Slip Hiker Lx is a nice way to prove your love of Vans.

Rhude Diamo

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Rhude Diamo

from $134

Vans

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Made in collaboration with Rhude, the Diamo takes after the Vans Old Skool but features a one-piece canvas upper. This pair comes complete with tonal bandana embroidery.

COMME des GARÇONS Authentic LX

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COMME des GARÇONS Authentic LX

from $143

Vans

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

COMME des GARÇONS can genuinely do anything. From unorthodox high fashion through to canvas skate shoes...

Fear of God Era 95

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Fear of God Era 95

from $1030

Vans

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Another designer that can do just about anything is Jerry Lorenzo. Lorenzo holds the title for most sought-after Vans silhouette, too. This Era 95 will set you back a bit.

Vivienne Westwood Style 53

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Vivienne Westwood Style 53

from $149

Vans

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Oh, you didn't know that Vans made loafers? They don't, really, but when Vivienne Westwood is around, certain allowances have to be made.

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