• Vans and Disney Young at Heart
  • Vans and Disney Young at Heart
  • Vans and Disney Young at Heart
  • Vans and Disney Young at Heart
  • Vans and Disney Young at Heart

The American diversified yet also multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California known as Disney is transforming into a viable collaboration partner with major brands as of late. Whether it will be a sustainable commodity or just a few good ideas throughout the summer of 2015 remains to be seen. After the clever Cinderella and Reebok Insta Pump Fury, another American manufacturer of shoes based in Cypress, California called Vans is back with some of the Magic Kingdom’s most iconic characters in tow in the “Young at Heart” Collection. The iconic Vans Era gets dressed in characters ranging from Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and Donald Duck each in heavy all over graphics for a playful take on the skate classic. The Vans Sk8-Hi and Vans Slip-On get involved too with several major characters of Disney. There is just something to be said about our most beloved cartoon characters adorning fan favorite skate shoes – some things you never grow out of. The entire collection of “Young at Heart” by Vans and Disney is now available exclusively at Vans Indonesia stores in Grand Indonesia and Kota Kasablanka.

Vans is an American manufacturer of shoes, based in Cypress, California—the company also produces apparel, and other products such as T-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks. As of August 2013, the brand is active in the actions sports industry and sponsors skateboard, surf, snow, BMX, and Motocross teams. At the commencement of the 21st century, Steve Van Doren, the son of Paul Van Doren, remains with the company, as does his sister Cheryl and his daughter Kristy. In 2000 and 2001, Forbes recognized Vans as one of “America’s Best Small Companies.” In 2002, Vans opened an enclosed skatepark in the Festival Bay Mall on International Drive in Orlando, Florida that was eventually closed on January 21th 2012. At this time, the shoes were still being sold for as little as US$45. In 2004, Vans launched the Vans “Customs” feature on its website whereby customers could log onto the Vans website and design their own pair of Vans slip-ons, mid-cuts, or high-tops. As of August 2013, the Vans skateboard team is filming a video and team rider Geoff Rowley explained in an August 2013 interview that the video will represent a team of grateful Vans riders returning the support that they have received from the shoe brand thus far. As of 2015, customers can design their own custom Era, Slip-On, Old Skool, Authentic, Authentic Lo-Pro, 106 Vulcanized, Chukka Low, and Sk8-Hi shoes.

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