Vans Co-Founder Paul Van Doren Dies at 90


Van Doren, The co founder of Vans, has died at the age of 90 vans based in Costa Mesa announced Van Doren's passing, calling him an innovator. Paul Van Doren and his brother, James, started the company with two other partners back in 1966 as the Van Doren Rubber Company and Anaheim Shoes they made became popular with skateboarders who, like the sticky soul vans later became the title sponsor for the U. S surfing Championship in Huntington Beach.

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