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zavod44

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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 10:09:53 AM »
Oh hells yeah.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

Travis

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 10:16:21 AM »
Dem sum good lookin' chucks


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dwnthehatch

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 10:48:07 AM »
I have a pair. They aren't very comfortable but it hurts to be pretty. LOL

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 11:10:28 AM »
Never owned Van's. Thought it was supposed to be a decent shoe. My boy has a pair of their's.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 11:18:35 AM »
Never owned Van's. Thought it was supposed to be a decent shoe. My boy has a pair of their's.

they're very flat, no arch support whatsoever.
And they're low, so high arches and tall feet won't fit comfortably.

despite originally being a skate shoe, they don't hold up well to skateboarding. They seem to hold up fine for normal wear.
My daughters have a few pairs

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
I might still snag a set. Can't be any worse than my Chuck Taylors. I have more arch support and padding just walking on concrete barefoot, with those.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

blksabbath

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 12:01:02 PM »
Vans have always served me well.  Cooking for vegetarians required a lot of foil for some reason.  No one wanted their food to touch.



Vans work well even when not grilling.


zavod44

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 12:05:26 PM »
They are comparable to Chucks, prob a little more comfortable than that.  I can't wear Chuck Taylors, they just kill my feet. I love Vans and I have been wearing them for 30 years.  They do make Hi-top vans, which I like, if you need ankle support.  Also sometimes you can find ultracush Vans. The Ultracush Vans have a lot of padding so they are very comfortable.  I walk a couple miles from the train to work and back every day so if I were to wear Vans all the time my feet would hurt.  But for a few days in a row here and there, and normal wear on the weekends they are totally fine.  I don't need orthopedic nurse shoes every minute, I'm not that bad!  you could always toss in a pair of Dr. Scholls gel inserts if you were really worried about it....
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zavod44

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 12:55:13 PM »
Well, how many pairs?
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blksabbath

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Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 05:57:45 PM »
Right now at least 10.  Over 31 years of skateboarding probably 50 something at least.  Now days one of my best friends is their east coast sales guy.  I don't skate much at all but still end up getting shoes.



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GregS

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2016, 06:42:27 AM »

had a pair just like those back in the day.

no laces ftw! 
I only use kettles with lid bales.

Hofy

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2016, 06:56:37 AM »
I prefer these.



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zavod44

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2016, 07:42:08 AM »
Love the burger ones...., I don't think any Vans collection is complete without a pair of slip-on's like Spicoli wore in Fast times....I think I have maybe 18 pair....I have a bit of a shoe fetish...I had to clean out the closet the other day and I think I dragged out about 50 pair of all kinds  :o, Vans, Dr Martens, Nike, Old School Adidas I have a pair like the ones Freddy Mercury wore in concert from Montreal, I love those. I hadn't realized I had so many...
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Hofy

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Re: Vans knows what's up....
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2016, 08:28:07 AM »
I love my Vans.  I even got married in a pair of all black slip-on's.
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