March 18, 2016
On a computer screen, 1966 doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago. Like, don’t people still talk about the sixties as if they were yesterday? Actually, truth be told, 1966 was a full 50 years ago! How do we know this? Well, the year marks a very special year in our world. No, it’s not any of our birthdays, but it is the birth year of a very special friend of ours: the Vans brand! Lordy, Lordy, Vans is 50!
That’s right! This month marks the 50th anniversary of the “Off the Wall” fun and versatile shoe and clothing company. And boy did they celebrate in style. For starters, Vans didn’t have just one party, but 10 parties to mark its big day. 10! Like 10 fingers, 10! We’re talking a worldwide celebration that took place in 10 major cities like Brooklyn, Austin, and Toronto. Other cities on the list included London, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Cape Town. Continue reading