Vans celebrates their 50th Anniversary in 2016 and to commemorate all the awesome “Off the Wall” Style, iconic prints and collaborations and enduring styles, they have developed a line of shoes that best shows off their most recognizable aspects. Vans started in California in 1966 by the Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren and a few of their close friends. Looking to create the perfect skate shoe with grippy soles and awesome prints, the Vans line was born. Over their 50 years of business they’ve developed the line to offer shoes for skate, surf and every day wear. The 50th Anniversary collection, features gold elements (the gold anniversary year) over their checkerboard pattern or in the pattern of a classic Van Doren print. Whether you wear an authentic, Era, Sk8-hi, Old Skool or CSO, there is a shoe available for you. These shoes are very limited and only available to a select group of merchants. Baggins is proud to have carried Vans shoes for 15 years and even had Steve Van Doren, the company’s current CEO, come visit our quaint part of the world. He reassured us we carry the largest selection he’s ever seen and we are looking forward to another 50 years of a great relationship.