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VANS thread. Who else loves them?

#1 2010-11-01 7:24pm

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VANS thread. Who else loves them?

They say #1 skate shoe in the world, but I think they are the number one BMX shoe in the world too. Who else wears them, loves them, collects them? Post up pics! It would be even better if you were on your bike wearing them. :cool:

I'm even wearing my orange and blue Chukkas right now. :D
http://imgur.com/MSsUh.jpg


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#2 2010-11-01 7:27pm

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Re: VANS thread. Who else loves them?

I wear my Vand "RAD" special editions all the time and people allways ask me about them


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#3 2010-11-01 7:30pm

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I have the eras canvas red and blue just like jay adams and tony alva wore in the 70s . When the were out i go to vans and have more made . :)


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#4 2010-11-01 7:31pm

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I have 3 pairs and vans socks.


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#5 2010-11-01 7:32pm

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I love the Chuckas...  my favorite of the Vans family!

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#6 2010-11-01 7:42pm

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Been wearing vans for years....  Got the collapsed arches to prove it.  Most classic, stylee shoe ever.  The old school kind anyway.

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#7 2010-11-01 7:46pm

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What's this you say? Vans are skateboard shoes? :| Too bad they aren't made in the USA anymore though.
You used to be able to call 1-800-VANS-BMX and they would bring them to your front door for nineteen bucks.
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#8 2010-11-01 7:46pm

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yep, love them, own them, wear them. :D

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#9 2010-11-01 7:50pm

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these are the two pairs ive been wearing lately :)

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/1122/dscn7632f.jpg

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#10 2010-11-01 7:51pm

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http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z206/smilejim101_05/Shoe2.jpg


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#11 2010-11-01 7:53pm

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http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt190/rattattuey/4-26-09031.jpg Vans forever!


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#12 2010-11-01 7:53pm

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Duffs, all I've bought the past 9 years or so...seems the quality has gone down over the past couple years though.  I do have a pair of Vans I picked up purely for work as I needed plain black shoes quick...been happy with them too.


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#13 2010-11-01 7:56pm

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Vans era only shoes in my closet. Vans Warner SPD only shoes on my feet racing.:D

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#14 2010-11-01 7:59pm

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Without question the best riding shoe ever. :D


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#15 2010-11-01 8:00pm

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i do the VANS too :D


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#16 2010-11-01 8:10pm

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I have 2 pair. One for formal and one for everyday and racing :D  I wore them for years. At the bike shop we would order them direct. We would pick out the front,back,side,tongue,panel and stripe for a catalog and pay for them, mail it in and wait a month for them to show up. I had some crazy ass shoes back then.....In my bike section I have a pic of me on my Skyway with Vans on...Im wearing vans in my avatar pic too, I think the gates in the way.


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#17 2010-11-01 8:15pm

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I love vans and it helps that my nephew is a manager at one so I get the hookup!!!!

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#18 2010-11-01 8:16pm

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My Chistian Hosoi " Rising Sun"
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#19 2010-11-01 8:19pm

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Been sportin em since 1976,Skated in em and raced and rode with em forever!!My fave's for playin drum's too!!


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#20 2010-11-01 8:25pm

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Ever since 82...just broke out my KISS "singles" Hi tops...Each side has each OG member of kiss when they did their solo albums...


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#21 2010-11-01 8:25pm

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i have 3 pairs,2 of which i ride with.been wearing vans forever,great grip,last long,and look awesome at the same time no pics though :D


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#22 2010-11-01 8:30pm

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i have my old black leather hassan ripsaws,older gray and purple johnny laytons,and black pinstripe dollins


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#23 2010-11-01 8:35pm

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http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/volvokids60r/downsized_1101002327.jpg
the high tops are made from hemp:D
and i got 2 more pairs
TONS of chucks hahaha


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#24 2010-11-01 8:37pm

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i just get a smile on my face when i see the classic pattern in the dirt at the track or trails from the iconic Vans!

Vans help me win!

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#25 2010-11-01 8:42pm

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I like them but I haven't had a pair in many years. My favorites are the light blue/dark blue high tops with the white stripe. I think it's time I bought another pair. I too remember when they were about $19.

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