The Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX in Black pays tribute to the first Vans factory in Anaheim, California, by borrowing details from the original Authentic and offering modernised comfort with upgraded UltraCush sock liners. The Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX also includes throwback details, using the original style number and color palette, higher glossed foxing tape, cotton laces, original drill lining weight and a heavy 10 oz. canvas to complete the look.
Vans Brings it Back to 1966 by Releasing Footwear Pack Inspired by Original Anaheim Factory
Vans pays tribute to over 50 years of “Off The Wall” design history by releasing the Anaheim Factory pack, a collection of Classic silhouettes that draws inspiration from the original footwear produced in Anaheim, California. When Vans opened for business in 1966, a 400 sq. ft. retail store was connected to the front of the production factory, which sold a handful of simple canvas footwear. Today, Vans calls upon those early styling cues to release a modern update to Vans Icons.
Every design element within the Anaheim Factory pack could be dated back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Style numbers are used to signify the original design mold of three footwear models – the Authentic 44, Old Skool 46 and Sk8-Hi 38. Each style utilises a marshmallow sidewall with a higher profile and is treated with a slight sheen that was present after going through Vans’ early vulcanisation process. The entire offering features heavy a 10-oz. canvas and the Side stripe models showcase a suede toe cap, heel counter and eye stay. All color ways including the racing red and light grey could have been found when you visited the original Anaheim Factory store. Vans has equipped each silhouette with a premium UltraCush® footliner so you can enjoy a modernised take on one of Vans Classic Icon silhouettes.