Paul and Jim Van Doren, along with Gordon Lee, were the original designer/owner/founders of Vans. Originally known as the Van Doren Rubber Company, Vans was founded in 1966. The shoe known then as the #44 Deck Shoe is still manufactured today as the "Authentic". We carry the Vans Classic sneakers in sizes 13, 14, 15 & 16. Some styles now go to size 17 too.