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Authentic 44 DX - Anaheim Factory Sneaker in Checkerboard

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Color: Checkerboard

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The first Vans made in the original Anaheim factory, updated with modern materials

Back in 1966, the Van Doren brothers and two business partners opened a small factory in Anaheim, California where they took orders for shoes and made them on site that day. The style on offer was the No. 44 Deck Shoe—extra tough with a wicked grippy sole originally intended for traction while boating in wet conditions; it quickly found a home in the burgeoning skate scene. The No. 44 is now called the Authentic, and while the Anaheim Factory Authentic kicks look identical to the shoes that walked out the doors of the Van Doren Rubber Co. 50+ years ago, Vans has updated the fit and materials for modernized comfort and wrapped them in a reissued checkerboard print to complete the look. It doesn’t get much more classic than this.

  • Anaheim Factory Authentic pays tribute to the shoes made in the first Vans factory in Anaheim, CA
  • Updated for comfort with Ortholite® sockliners
  • Includes original details like the higher glossed foxing tape and cotton laces
  • Sturdy canvas uppers for classic sneaker looks and dependable durability
  • Classic waffle sole for reliable grip in a variety of conditions
  • Uppers: Canvas
  • Sockliner: Ortholite
  • Lining: Cotton drill fabric
  • Sole: Gum rubber
  • Made in China
  • Vans have a regular fit that's true to size, take your normal sneaker size
  • Compare your foot length to the chart below
Size Foot Length
8 26
8.5 26.5
9 27
9.5 27.5
10 28
10.5 28.5
11 29
11.5 29.5
12 30
13 31

Measurements are in centimeters.

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