The story of Vans goes all the way back to 1966, when brothers Paul and Jim van Doren opened up their business in the heart of California. Within the space of just a few years, the whole skate culture adopted Vans as their favourite shoe brand and the company soon evolved into the contemporary lifestyle brand that they are today.

The iconic OFF THE WALL original styles such as the Vans Authentic, Vans Old Skool and the Classic Vans Slip-On, were the beginning of a journey that writes over fifty years of Vans history and contemporary skate culture. Most importantly of all, the original sneakers still remain the brand’s most popular styles amongst its ever-expanding selection of footwear, apparel and accessories.



All of Vans’ sneakers, slip-ons and Velcro-iterations are crafted with great care, so you should take equally good care when it comes to finding the most comfortable pair for you. Check out the details of the Vans sizing guide below to find out how.


Vans sneakers fit true to size, which makes the whole process relatively simple. However, if you’re usually in between two sizes, we recommend you going for a size up, rather than the size down. So if you ordinarily wear a UK 9.5 go up half a size and buy a UK 10.

Key points to consider:

  • Vans fit true to size
  • Vans are only available in full sizes. If you normally wear a half size, buy a pair half a size larger

Safe in the knowledge that Vans sneaker fit true to size, you can shop the latest Vans collection online at OPUMO.