Over the past few weeks, I have become obsessed with Instagram – the “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.” Part of my fascination with Instagram stems from how quickly the niche social network has grown. After launching in early October of 2010, Instagram quickly reached 1 million users before the end of the year.
Vans offers a huge range of footwear and clothing, ranging from versatile slip-ons in traditional canvas, perfect for matching with a pair of simple skinny jeans, to comfort based old skool trainers with a clean leather panel to add a touch of dimension. For a bolder look there’s also the ankle covering Sk8 hi trainers, coming in a mix of colours to match your personal style. Choose your fit, then go simple or vibrant with your colouring, pattern and material, personalising your Vans to ensure that they’re your go to shoes for years to come.
The huge brand we know today started off in 1966 as one shop in Anaheim, California. Their brand was unique in the fact that you could visit the store, pick one of the sturdy rubber soled shoes, and have it made in house for you to pick up later on in the day. The quick, stylish and high quality shoes were a hit with the skaters of California, due to their grip and easy, relaxed design. Over time, and with the creation of new iconic designs, Vans branched out from California to the rest of the world, causing a surge in popularity and a rise in its style influence. Over the years it’s collaborated with some of the most iconic artists and brands, including Disney, Murakami, Peanuts and Motörhead.