Or...snoozing in shoeboxes. I mean, just look at me! I’m the world’s most beautiful, beloved and talented store cat and as thanks, I have unlimited access to the latest Vans styles. It’s a tough life, I tell ya.

But enough about me. Let’s get to the important stuff: the Vans and the celebs who love them.

Sean Penn

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A classic Sean Penn moment from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. These checkered gems became a nationwide fad after appearing in the movie, and the easy, timeless look has been going strong ever since.

You can get your own pair of Vans Classic Slip-On Checkerboard on our website, in tons of different colours. We have them for babies, toddlers and kids too!

Brad Pitt

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Brad, Angelina and their pack of kidlets hit up Australia in style. Both Brad and son Maddox are sporting Vans—Brad opts for trendy in the Vans Alcon boot/sneaker hybrid, while Maddox stays classic in the Vans Era Low Top (these styles are available in a whole bunch of colours).

Sorry for not including Brad’s handsome mug in the photo, but this is about the shoes.

Harry Potter

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Underneath all those robes, Harry Potter is actually one heck of a great dresser (and one heck of a jumper!). Classic suit, classic tie, and some Old Skool Vans to finish the look.

Wait, what? His name isn’t actually Harry Potter? Whatever. At least Hermione is real.

Pharrell Williams

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The singer/songwriter/rapper/producer/musician/designer appeared on the Late Show wearing navy blue Vans authentic sneakers. Paired with comfy pants and a grey hoodie, it’s a simple, understated look that’ll take you from day to night in style.

Kristen Stewart

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K-Stew, as the young’uns call her, is a big fan of Vans. She even took part in Vans' annual "Custom Culture" contest, where celebs customize a pair in the name of art education.

This is a picture of K-Stew’s contribution. While I’m sure her heart was in the right place, I’m sure she could do a lot better than these hastily scrawled initials. And you know what? You can too!

With a few clicks, you can create your very own kicks right on our website. Just choose your shoe (Vans Classic Slip-On, Converse Hi-Top or Converse Lo-Top), pick your size, upload your image and voila! The customized shoes of your dreams.

Of course, you could just scribble all over your shoes with a Sharpie, a la Kristen Stewart. But this is way better. Fraidy’s word of honour.

Want to borrow some celebrity style or find a look all your own? Check out our massive selection of Vans shoes online. Or, stop by our store in downtown Victoria BC!