It all started with the pattern – better known as the Vans Authentic. As one of three original designs, this classic was sold incredible 12 times on the first day of production in 1966. Even though the sales have increased a lot since then, the design of the Authentic has hardly changed. Although the shoe consists only of a vulcanized outsole and lightweight canvas, it is an absolute allrounder. Depending on the color combination, the Authentic works with both a casual skating outfit and snazzy slacks. The skateboarders of the late 60s discovered the Vans Authentic due to its good fit on a skateboard deck.