Vans have extended their ‘Foot The Bill’ initiative to independent skate shops in Europe. The initiative allows fans to support their local skate shop by buying their custom design; profits will go to the respective shop.
Vans Launches “Foot The Bill” Customisation Program in Europe to Support Local Skate Shops
Stores in UK, Germany, France, Italy and Netherlands to Receive Net Proceeds from Exclusive Custom Designs
In an effort to assist our friends and small business partners in local skate shops, Vans today shares the launch of its “Foot The Bill” initiative in Europe. The impact of COVID-19 is profound, shuttering businesses and putting people out of work. To support our extended Vans Family, Vans has committed to helping small, independent skate shops by offering their custom-made designs for purchase on Vans Customs with net proceeds going directly to these vital partners.
“My father Paul Van Doren always said that we were a people company that made shoes. Now, more than ever, it’s important to support the people that provide spaces for communities around the world to be creative and come together,” said Steve Van Doren, son of Vans’ founder and Vans’ Vice President of Events and Promotions. “We were once a small business and wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of these partners. We hope to rally together with our consumers to lend a helping hand to those that are in need.”
Utilising the Vans Customs platform, our creative space to design custom shoes, each of the businesses are given access to design and upload a pattern that represents its unique persona and choose Vans Classic Slip-On or Era as their canvas. Fans can support each business by selecting its design for purchase and they can continue the creativity by customising it with other colour, print and material combinations. The net proceeds from the sale of each pair of these very special Vans Customs will go directly to that small business to provide some relief during this challenging time. Vans will be producing up to 500 pairs of Custom Vans per business partner. Once they are sold out, they will no longer be available.
Vans “Foot The Bill” initiative launched in the U.S.A. on April 3, featuring more than 30 skate shops and restaurants with new small businesses from around the world being added daily. The program will expand across Europe to include additional independent skate shops over the next month.
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Please join Vans as we come together to assist the extended members of our Vans Family and small business partners in this time of need. To shop “Foot The Bill” custom designs, please visit Vans.co.uk/footthebill.