Insider takes us through one of Vans‘ factories to show how their sneakers are made. While many of their processes have been modernized, the way they make their world-famous vulcanized rubber waffle outsole remains mostly the same since the 1960s.
Vans‘ Made for the Makers collection features extra durable and comfortable versions of its bestselling silhouettes. They have stain- and dust-repellent all-black canvas and suede uppers, cushioned sockliners, padded collars, and extra thick lugged outsoles.
Judge not the Tj Cruiser by its cover. Except for the driver’s seat, all of the 4×4 van’s seats can be folded down completely flat. The seat backs are covered with scratch-resistant material and have lots of tie-down points, making it one of the most versatile vehicle interiors we’ve seen.
Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the Revel is kitted out with solar-power, and a living space with a lift bed, bathroom, and kitchen. It has a 3-liter turbodiesel engine, on-demand 4WD with traction control, and optional performance wheels and all-terrain tires.
We wouldn’t recommend skateboarding on these, but the laceless versions of Vans‘ bestselling silhouettes make for great walking shoes. Both the Old Skool and the SK8-Hi have a large elastic strap, leather upper, padded collar and the comfy Ultracush insole.
The love child of an NV 2500 HD van and a Titan XD truck, this off-road beast has a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbodiesel engine, 4WD, 37-inch General Grabber X3 tires, a high-travel front suspension, a 10,000lb winch, LED off-road lights, and still carries 234 cu. ft. of cargo.
Zach Both was looking for a way to pursue his dreams of traveling the country and developing his filmmaking career, so he set out to make the ultimate live/work mobile office – a fantastic vehicle which started out as a simple white panel van. Learn to DIY with The Vanual.
You’ll believe a van can fly, as this custom Toyota Sienna tears up the track to win its class in the 2016 One Lap of America. The minivan finished 21 out of 69 overall, beating out Vipers and Corvettes. We caught up with the team for a couple of laps at Autobahn Country Club.
Keep your drinks on ice in the coolest cooler we’ve seen in a while. This miniature replica of the classic Volkswagen camper van even has rubber wheels so you can pull it around. And while it’s expensive, it’s still way cheaper than the real thing. And requires fewer oil changes.