from the very beginnings of the deck shoe the foxing stripe has been a nautical archetype adopted as a boating analogy including to those produced by vans. from the origins of the navy canvas 'zephyr team' style #44 in the mid 70's with navy foxing stripe, vans evolved over the years offerring a mutilplicity of foxing stripes & rubber accents. so too the friction tape, side wall or rubber scene evolved as taste diversified giving us the classic black rubber scene & our recent discovery of the navy rubber scene. such colours still embodied the vulcanised effects of the rubber which made them famous & now provided a harder fashion edge & helped you keep them clean.
of course vans custom made hey day in the 70's & 80's saw the use of additional rare coloured scenery include the charcoal & brown rubber scene which were often found complementing the sought after tan foxing stripe collection of style #59's & #69's.
even further rarities include the customade options of burgandy rubber scene which we have had the priveledge to offer & the green rubber scene, the existence of which is only rumoured. later in the 90's the infamous ecru scene collection was wide-reaching & has now achieved legendary status being bonded to both the floral & native tribal tapestries.