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Vans apparel expansion rewarded with SIMA Award



Industry Updates

Vans Earns Top Honors in Apparel and Footwear

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 February, 2015 - Vans proudly embraces the honorable recognition received from our industry peers last week at the 12th Annual SIMA Image Awards (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association). For the fourth year in a row, Vans is recognized as the Footwear Product of the Year, acknowledging the excellence of design and innovation in our Surf Siders collection.

Vans also takes immense pride in earning the esteemed title of Apparel Brand of the Year. This award marks a first in the brand’s history, commending the impressive growth and success of the Vans apparel program.

“Being recognized by SIMA as Apparel Brand of the Year is an incredible honor,” said Vicki Redding, Vans vice president of apparel. “The Vans Apparel team is humbled by this tremendous award and it will serve as inspiration and drive as we move forward. Thank you to everyone that made this award possible.”

Vans has been recognized by SIMA with eight nominations for Footwear Product of the Year, and two nominations for Apparel Brand of the Year. In addition to the wins for the Surf Sider collection, Vans has been honored to receive awards for the Slip On, the Authentic, and the Van Doren Series from Vans' Classics collection.

Kathy Miranda

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