Since we first opened our doors in Southern California in 1966, Vans has been known globally for our iconic footwear silhouettes and the use of natural materials like cotton canvas and rubber. While our product line has expanded over the years to include the use of leather in some of our shoes, many of our current models were intentionally designed to avoid using animal products.

While ensuring absolutely no animal-derived substances are used is a challenge, we are actively partnering with our suppliers, as well as external testing labs on ways to validate that not only are our main materials free of animal-derived substances, but the adhesives, dyes and curing agents that we use are as well.

When we’re able to certify that specific products are completely animal-free, we will note this within the item descriptions to make it easier for you to identify.