Vans (The Pack)
Vans were the shoe of choice for skaters (and poseurs) since the early ‘70s because of their rubbery soles. In 2006, Berkley, Calif. collective, The Pack helped boost the deck shoes’ popularity among the urban youth with the track “Vans.” In the song, that reached #23 on Billboard, Lil B and nem profess their love for the colorfully designed shoes and even go as far as dissing Nikes. Released at a time when the popularity of Black kids getting on their skater ish was at an all time high, the song had Black skaters (and poseurs) swearing their Vans looked cleaner.

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