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Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:10:14 Reply

I got on my facebook and saw a girl post a photo (which got 15 likes) of light blue vans and the caption said:

"My life would be complete if I had these"

What's so special about the shoes? It's just a single color, why is it so valued?

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:11:07 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:10 PM, Fullmetalnoob wrote: I got on my facebook

Stopped reading right there.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:12:06 Reply

There "so popular" because you saw one picture of a girl wearing them? I don't think there popular at all, I never see anybody wearing them anymore.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:12:20 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:10 PM, Fullmetalnoob wrote: I got on my facebook and saw a girl post a photo (which got 15 likes) of light blue vans and the caption said:

"My life would be complete if I had these"

What's so special about the shoes? It's just a single color, why is it so valued?

Because middle-school.

I honestly don't know... they are marketed as skateboarding shoes, but you'd think skateboarders would want something with ankle support and grip... but I guess not.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:12:40 Reply

Teenagers fanboy/girl over anything, and tend to like things that other people like.

In the 80's, there were more jocks than anything, teens wanted to be like them. Now, there are more "nerds" than anything, people wanna be like them. This doesn't have anything to do with the shoes, just the reason I can't take the taste of kids seriously.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:13:01 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:10 PM, Fullmetalnoob wrote: It's just a single color, why is it so valued?

Umm, because light blue is the best one????


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:13:26 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:12 PM, Jeffyx wrote: There "so popular" because you saw one picture of a girl wearing them? I don't think there popular at all, I never see anybody wearing them anymore.

People wear them at my school too silly

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:14:29 Reply

I like them back in the day because they were cheap.

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:15:59 Reply

Kids are sheep following a sheperd named #SAWAG


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:18:15 Reply

well they have been around for 40 years


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:27:09 Reply

They are not...its old fashion.

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:27:22 Reply

got my vans on but they look like sneakers


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:35:30 Reply

Well, they're not super valuable, they're just really cool.

I wear Vans, they're the only shoes I really like, everything else just seems to be cheap overpriced bullshit.

Vans shoes last forever, I swear if feet didn't grow people would only need like 1 pair of vans their whole life.

And besides being a classic shoe brand, Vans are freakin sweet looking and feeling.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:36:57 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:27 PM, Armour wrote: They are not...its old fashion.

Older than the Ed Hardy fashion boom and mainstream Crocks acclaim.

It's hard to believe that people still consider these in-vogue. You may as well don some aviator shades and a handlebar pornstache at that rate.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:52:21 Reply

Because they're simple and not showy and they look good. It's why they've lasted for so long.

If you want good looking shoes and you can't/don't afford Vans go to your local shoe store and buy some white slip ons. They're about $20 and very nice shoes. When they break in a few month (because they will) you just buy another pair.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:54:38 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:36 PM, Landpaddle wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:27 PM, Armour wrote: They are not...its old fashion.
Older than the Ed Hardy fashion boom and mainstream Crocks acclaim.

It's hard to believe that people still consider these in-vogue. You may as well don some aviator shades and a handlebar pornstache at that rate.

I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:56:42 Reply

Why are Nike shoes so popular?
Why are Converse shoes so popular?
Why are Adidas shoes so popular?
Why are Reebok shoes so popular?
Why are <enter shoe brand here> shoes so popular?

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:58:51 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:36 PM, Landpaddle wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:27 PM, Armour wrote: They are not...its old fashion.
Older than the Ed Hardy fashion boom and mainstream Crocks acclaim.

It's hard to believe that people still consider these in-vogue. You may as well don some aviator shades and a handlebar pornstache at that rate.

But you're not making a statement with Vans as you are with Ed Hardy or some aviator shades. They're just nice and easy shoes.

At 1/2/13 10:54 PM, Xenomit wrote: I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.

Some people have interests that you may not share. Get over it and stop whining.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 22:59:33 Reply

It's simple, really. People see other people wearing something in an entirely randomly generated state of mass opinionated interest. This leads to inflation.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:04:13 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:58 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:54 PM, Xenomit wrote: I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.
Some people have interests that you may not share. Get over it and stop whining.

It's not interests that I care about, it's the notion that a person can be considered inferior because they were something "that would be stylish in the 90's"

Grow the fuck up and be thankful we're not 20k strong in global population, hiding in caves huddled around a fire.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:10:07 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:04 PM, Xenomit wrote:
hiding in caves huddled around a fire looking fresh as fuck in some stylish Vans.

Here; I fixed that typo for you.

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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:13:47 Reply

At 1/2/13 10:58 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:54 PM, Xenomit wrote: I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.
Some people have interests that you may not share. Get over it and stop whining.

Heh, it's not even an interest. Just a casual observation on what culture absorbs, and when.

Vans are an integrated brand by any stretch of the imagination. The OP's statement feels out of place when these shoes have long been part of our culture. Their marketing has been highly successful since the Game Boy Advance was still in the 'new' section of Gamestop - and even further back, in the 1970s-80s, before their initial bankruptcy, the company has prospered to a certain degree. To refer to them as a relatively new phenomenon boggles my mind.

It's comparable to calling Quentin Tarentino an amazing up-and-comer director, solely because you saw his name in bold on every Django Unchained poster. Just feels... a bit out of touch with everything.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:13:52 Reply

They look fucking terrible most of the time.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:17:00 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:13 PM, Landpaddle wrote: Heh, it's not even an interest.

It is an interest. It performs like an interest. The interest's results replicate the event of interests. It's a fucking interest.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:17:55 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:17 PM, Insanctuary wrote:
At 1/2/13 11:13 PM, Landpaddle wrote: Heh, it's not even an interest.
It is an interest. It performs like an interest. The interest's results replicate the event of interests. It's a fucking interest.

you're interested in men


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:19:10 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:17 PM, Sekhem wrote:
At 1/2/13 11:17 PM, Insanctuary wrote:
At 1/2/13 11:13 PM, Landpaddle wrote: Heh, it's not even an interest.
It is an interest. It performs like an interest. The interest's results replicate the event of interests. It's a fucking interest.
you're interested in men

Hey I heard Insanctuary is so gay, that he sucked his 11th grade science teacher's cock to get an A


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:19:50 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:19 PM, Xenomit wrote: Hey I heard Insanctuary is so gay, that he sucked his 11th grade science teacher's cock to get an A

probably did a little 'extra' too (licked his butt clean)


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:22:09 Reply

At 1/2/13 11:13 PM, Landpaddle wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:58 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:54 PM, Xenomit wrote: I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.
Some people have interests that you may not share. Get over it and stop whining.
Heh, it's not even an interest. Just a casual observation on what culture absorbs, and when.

I'm not concerned with what image Vans had created for themselves. They look like nice shoes so I buy them.When I find nicer, cheaper shoes I will buy them too.


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Response to Why are Vans shoes so popular? 2013-01-02 23:23:28 Reply

Why does it seem that every thread becomes a proving ground of who's a bigger faggot?

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At 1/2/13 11:23 PM, o0-0o wrote: Why does it seem that every thread becomes a proving ground of who's a bigger faggot?

insanctuary is gay and is trying to force it on newgrounsds


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