Vans Shoes founder James Van Doren recently passed away from cancer at the age of 72. I, for one, have many fond memories of summers spent running around in my Vans slip-ons, and it looks like I’m not the only one. Vans are often the sneaker of choice for celebrities going to casual route, and celeb kids are often spotted in their own mini-sneaks as well.
R.I.P., James. And thanks for the shoes.