Vans Launches “Foot The Bill” Customs

by The Editors on April 3, 2020

Vans is doing their part to help small businesses around the world with their new Foot The Bill custom shoe designs initiative.

To support our extended Vans Family, Vans has committed to helping 80 small, independent businesses including skate and specialty shops, restaurants, music venues and community- driven spaces by offering their custom-made designs available for purchase on Vans Customs with net proceeds going directly to these vital partners. . . “My father Paul Van Doren always said that we were a people company that made shoes. Now, more than ever, it’s important to support the people that provide spaces for communities around the world to be creative and come together,” said Steve Van Doren, son of Vans’ founder and Vans’ Vice President of Events and Promotions. “We were once a small business and wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of these partners. We hope to rally together with our consumers to lend a helping hand to those that are in need.”

The program will expand to include additional independent skate shops, surf shops, restaurants, music venues and community driven spaces over the next month and will be available on Vans.com in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, United States and United Kingdom. For all the details, including a list of retailers please follow the jump.

Vans Launches “Foot The Bill” Customization Program to Support Small Business Partners

Skate and Specialty Shops, Restaurants, Music Venues and Community Driven Spaces to Receive Net Proceeds from Exclusive Custom Designs

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (April 3, 2020) – In an effort to assist our small business partners around the world that are creators in action sports, art, music and street culture – the Vans brand founding pillars – Vans today shares the launch of its “Foot The Bill” initiative. The impact of COVID-19 is profound, shuttering businesses and putting people out of work. To support our extended Vans Family, Vans has committed to helping 80 small, independent businesses including skate and specialty shops, restaurants, music venues and community- driven spaces by offering their custom-made designs available for purchase on Vans Customs with net proceeds going directly to these vital partners.

“My father Paul Van Doren always said that we were a people company that made shoes. Now, more than ever, it’s important to support the people that provide spaces for communities around the world to be creative and come together,” said Steve Van Doren, son of Vans’ founder and Vans’ Vice President of Events and Promotions. “We were once a small business and wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of these partners. We hope to rally together with our consumers to lend a helping hand to those that are in need.”

Utilizing the Vans Customs platform, our creative space to design custom shoes, each of the 80 businesses are given access to design and upload a pattern that represents its unique persona and choose Vans Classic Slip-On or Era as their canvas. Fans can support each business by selecting its design for purchase and they can continue the creativity by customizing it with other color, print and material combinations. The net proceeds from the sale of each pair of these very special Vans Customs will go directly to that small business to provide some relief during this challenging time. Vans will be producing up to 500 pairs of Custom Vans per business partner. Once they are sold out, they will no longer be available.

Vans “Foot The Bill” initiative launches in the U.S.A. featuring more than 30 skate shops and restaurants with new small businesses from around the world being added daily. The program will expand to include additional independent skate shops, surf shops, restaurants, music venues and community driven spaces over the next month and will be available on Vans.com in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, United States and United Kingdom.

303 Boards
KCDC Skateshop*
35th North
Kingswell
510 Skateboarding
Labor Skate Shop
808 Skate
Lotties
Atlas Skateboarding*
No. 7*
Black Sheep Skate Shop*
No-Comply Skate Shop*
Bluetile Skateboards
Nocturnal Skate Shop
Civil
Pawnshop Skate Co.
Cockscomb
Pharmacy Boardshop
Cowtown Skateboards*
PLA Skateboarding
El Club*
Premier
FTC*
Seasons Skate Shop
Furnace Skate Shop
Silo
Homegrown Skateshop
Skatepark of Tampa
Humidity*
Theory Skateshop
Jon & Vinny’s
Zebulon*
*Custom footwear design launching soon

Please join Vans as we come together to assist the extended members of our Vans Family and small business partners in this time of need. To shop “Foot The Bill” custom designs, please visit Vans.com/footthebill.

About Vans
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.

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