In the mid-twentieth century, surfers on the West Coast of the United States took to the relatively new sport of skateboarding when the waves were flat.

Vans Low-top

Skateboarding requires shoes with hardwearing soles thick enough to withstand high-speed contact with pavement, yet responsive enough to let the rider feel the

adidas Campus

Adidas introduced the Campus in the late 1970s as a low-top basketball shoe, but the shoe was soon embraced by West Coast skateboarders.