Multicolor Nigel Cabourn Edition OG Classic Slip-Ons

Part of the Vans and Nigel Cabourn collaboration collection, these textured, woven sneakers are a playful take on the original 1977 slip-ons. Cult British designer Cabourn found inspiration for the custom jacquard pattern from a vintage chair during a trip to California. Inside, the sneakers also feature his signature Cabourn camo, while the outside is lined with a tonal red stripe on a white base, …

Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans

In a candid and entrepreneurial memoir, Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans, Paul Van Doren (who passed away earlier this year) traverses his journey from being a high school dropout to becoming the founder of the renowned sneaker brand. Charting his time as a 16-year-old working at a local rubbery factory and learning how to canvas tennis shoes to opening the first stand-alone …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Plastic waste bricks that are stronger than concrete, harnessing wave energy, Vans' digital broadcast station and more

Affordable Plastic Waste Bricks That Are Stronger Than Concrete Materials engineer Nzambi Matee—the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers—not only invented a brick made from plastic waste that’s stronger than concrete, but she also set up the factory after losing patience waiting for government funding. The bricks are made from a blend of discarded high-density polyethylene (traditionally used for products like shampoo bottles), low-density polyethylene (plastic …