Wednesday Jun 16, 2021

Vans Authentic 44 DX ‘Anaheim Factory’ Release June 18th

Tailoring your footwear to fit your aesthetic is something that Vans has always embraced. Their canvas designs and vulcanized rubber were known for customization and making it fit your distinct aesthetic. Since their inception in 1966, Vans silhouettes have been popularized through skate and surf culture due to their durable build. But over time they developed a following and were known for highlighting individualist styles. Vans was created by the Van Doren brothers and every month they would hold a contest for kids to showcase their talents upon Vans’ blank canvas. They would then pick a winner and celebrate with a trip to Disneyland and a tour of their factory. This tradition would continue but also open the door for other customizable designs. 

Introduced during the mid-70s,  Vans took their personalized attributes one step further with their needlepoint collection. These needlepoint kits would quickly become popular as they allowed customers to pick and create their own patterns that fit their distinct styles. This particular pack would only last until the 80s but many are still nostalgic for its vintage and homemade styling. To commemorate 55 years of Vans, the footwear label is releasing a collection dedicated to the stitching and their OG factory in Anaheim, California. Vans heads to the archives to introduce a modern take on the needlepoint sneaker. 

The Authentic 44 DX follows cues from the original design with top-quality elements that contributes to a long-lasting base. Introduced in three variants, each sneaker includes a woven upper with particular designs that are applicable to all moods and outfits. The ‘Checkerboard’ reverts to their traditional pattern whereas the ‘Floral’ and ‘Skulls’ take a more contemporary approach. Vans’ inimitable vulcanized rubber follows a clean and crisp white colorway and protects the inner workings of the sneaker itself. An OrthoLite sock liner and foam midsole offer comfort and a cushioned experience wherever you go. Vans pay tribute to the past with modern designs made for this century. 

Grab a more detailed look at the Vans Authentic 44 DX ‘Anaheim Factory’ above. Ready to secure your pair? Follow the instructions below to enter the draw and to shop all of our other current releases. 

Feature Release - Friday, June 18th

  • Visit the “Releases” page on our site.
  • Click your size and enter your information.
  • You will be notified the night prior if your entry is granted.

Our Feature Release Draw ends Thursday, 6/17, at 4 p.m. PST. All winners will receive notice the night before the official launch date if they have won.

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