Classics, Custom, Pro

Vans Unveils All New Custom Materials and Models

It might come as a surprise to some, but Vans started making custom shoes for their customers back in 1966. OK, that part might not be a surprise, but how about this one: Vans got into the online custom market way back in 2003. They did it before those other brands added "iD" to their names. Now that we've established that, can we agree to stop calling them Vans iD? Great! Now, the Vans custom options have remained largely unchanged for years. It seems like they realized that and completely revamped the process. Let's take a look.

To start, the entire design process is updated. Using the new 3D model, you can zoom and rotate the model at any angle to make sure it will look good in those Instagram shots. Compared to the previous designer, it's much smoother. The hi-res 3D models are gorgeous.

Vans has included Pro Skate and the new Classic Lites line as well. The Pro Skate models come packed with all the tech you're used to getting from the Pro line including the UltraCush HD insoles and one-piece Duracap toe bumpers.

Now you can design your shoes with 12 different suede options and three leather colors. In addition to that, there are 25 patterned and 30 solid canvas choices to make. There are hundreds of thousands of possible design combinations to choose from. Find your own unique styles now at