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Vans was founded in 1966 by Paul and James Van Doren, Serge Delia, and Gordon Lee. It has stood for authenticity in youth lifestyle, music and action sports since day one. Vans has one of the top action sports teams in the world including riders Geoff Rowley, Johnny Layton, Tony Alva, Tony Trujillo, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Chris Pfanner, Andreas Wiig, Mark Landvik, Jamie Lynn, Eric Willett, Hana Beaman, Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Dane Reynolds, Dane Gudauskas, John Florence, Alex Knost, Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Villopoto, and many others. Vans also supports and promotes the action sports lifestyle through such events as Vans Triple Crown of Surfing™, Pro-Tec Pool Party, The Downtown Showdown and Vans Warped Tour™.