A good, quality skate shoe company that classifies their products into "new school" (for those who actually intend to skate in them) "old school" (which are worn usually to make a statement, most popular are slip-ons) and most recently, "no school". Vans also makes a couple of lines that are worn by abnoxious, (I'd hate to say it, but...) posers. Most people that tend to diss Vans are really just dissing these lines, and rethink their critical views when they realize that Vans sponsors really worthy events, like the Vans Warped Tour.
Person 1: Cool shoes, those Vans?
Person 2: Yeah, they're my only pair
Person 1: Yeah, I don't tend to wear the old schools because I can't skate in them and they wear out easily
Person 2: I know, I like them worn though
by Triston July 18, 2005
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Skate shoes for those who do not skate.
All those kids you see with slip-on checkerboard Vans don't really skate.
by Ziggy_Stardust May 28, 2005
skater shoes that will last for a long time and are pretty cool looking and not that expensive
me:dude look at this awesome slip-ons

my friend:heck yes those are awesome!
by !@#$%^&* May 14, 2005
Skateboarding shoes that can survive a nuclear holocaust, and usually have before they finally make it across the Atlantic. Always look dated, and will never wear out.
Argh! Elverys got more Vans in and they seem to be 1982 stock!
by StrokeCity December 06, 2004
Vans are shoes for cool people who dont want to waste a hundred bucks on shoes.
"Get a pair of Vans chukas or checkerboard slip ons"
by TrX May 08, 2004
The original skate shoe; what etnies try to copy. worn by "old school" skaters who still where baggy pants and not tight ones like those fucks with what they consider to be "real" skate shoes. Will last forever
1. Dude! those vans kick ass!!
2. I know white and black all the way
1. what are those fucks with tight pants and emericas doing??
2. falling off their boards aparently
by Mary Margaret June 22, 2005
Shoes mostly worn by skaters. They are not that expensive, lots of designs, comfortable as hell, and will last you a really long time. All all around great shoes. Also just because one wears vans and doesn't skate does not make them a poser, unless they claim to skate but they don't. I don't skateboard at all, I wear them because of the reasons I listed earlier. They are just shoes people come on
Idiot: Hey man those are nice Vans, looks like you don't skate a lot cause they are in good shape.
Person: I don't skate at all actually
Idiot: You are such a poser
Person: Go jump in front of a truck right now
by asdfghkl;' July 25, 2008
Vans are a skate shoe
Wow Look at thoses vans
by BUmPa August 15, 2005

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