Timeless SimplicityThe Vans Authentic is known for its simple yet stylish design. The no-nonsense sneaker, originally known as Style #44, was the first design ever released by the famous California sneaker brand. Now named the Authentic, it was created in 1966 as skateboarding sneaker to protect skaters' feet as they surfed the sidewalks.Now the clean canvas sneaker is there for anyone who’s in the market for a simple and affordable footwear option that still packs plenty of style. The low-profile design features a full canvas upper, reinforced at the lace eyelets with metal grommets for durability. The upper sits atop the classic vulcanized sole by Vans, traditionally featuring white side walls with black stripes and a waffle patterned gum rubber outsole below. Just like the rest of its design, the branding is kept simple with only a small Vans logo tab on the lateral side and the classic “Off the Wall” license plate on the midsole at the heel.Find Your StyleThanks to its simple design, the Authentic makes for a versatile sneaker when it comes to colors and materials. Traditionally built in canvas, select styles also feature suede or leather constructions.The range of colors is even wider than the material options, as the Authentic has been produced in a plethora of solid colors as well as countless prints and patterns. Find all the latest and greatest looks for the Authentic here at Foot Locker.• Heavy canvas upper delivers flexible, lightweight, and breathable feel.• Metal lace eyelets for durability.• Vans logo tab on lateral side.• Padded insole for added comfort.• Vans’ classic vulcanized sole and waffle outsole for grip on multiple surfaces.