The Authentic, which was born in Anaheim (California) in 1966, is the shoe that has the original traditional design of Vans. Originally known as the Vans #44 Deck shoe, this shoe became a cult following immediately after its release and has epitomized our “Off The Wall” attitude ever since. Made with a simple lace-up profile, the Pastel Block Authentic combines our classic low-top design with color-blocked canvas uppers in a range of pastel colors. Loved by fans for years, this silhouette also features metal eyelets and signature rubber waffle outsoles. Vans original low top sneakers. Lace closure. Durable canvas uppers. Metallic eyelets. Distinctive rubber waffle outsole.