Since 1966 Vans has been putting shoes on the feet of skaters and surfers. Their canvas shoes with gum rubber soles gripped onto slick piers and skinny skate decks like nothing else before it. In short time their waffle pattern sole and colorful uppers became synonymous with southern California board riding culture. Throughout the '70s and '80s skatedecks grew bigger, surfboards got smaller, and music got louder. It was during these fast times that Vans solidified their reputation with legendary skateboarders and original punk rockers, Tony Alva and Steve Caballero.
As late-afternoon calm falls upon your seaside surf camp, and the sun sets low across the glassy water, at last you can slip on your ultra comfortable Bali kicks. The Bali embodies the beach life, combining an easy-going deck shoe silhouette, with a soft, molded waffle sole-texture foot bed, flexi vulc gum rubber treads, and eco-conscious water-based inks and glues. Features of the Vans Bali Shoe include Vanslite super-soft molded and contoured EVA sandal sockliner with waffle sole texture, Flexi vulcanized gum rubber outsole, Water-based inks and glues, Easy fit style.