Authentic By VansVans Authentic; Unchanged since its conception in 1966, this is the shoe that has stayed true to its roots. Now it has become a classic for any casual occasion. The Authentic is the first lace up skate shoe featuring the signature Vans waffle bottom construction. This style features an original vulcanized sole and a white mono leather upper.- Leather upper- Canvas lining/sock- Rubber waffle sole- 'Off the Wall' logo at heel- ;Half sizes available in this style;About VansFounded by Paul Van Doren in the 60's, the brand took off in the late 70's when skateboarding became a major pastime and Vans was established as the footwear for most skaters. Over the years, famous skaters such as Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Steve Caballero have inspired different styles, making Vans the most recognized skating footwear for every Off the Wall rebel.