Anderson .Paak celebrates Vans’ Most Iconic Classics

Anderson .Paak is “Off the Wall” through and through, and his boundless creativity and playfully rebellious spirit are spotlighted in the new Vans “Classic Since Forever” campaign.

Anderson .Paak harbours a deep knowledge of, and appreciation for, the Vans classics. In 2007, Paak, then an ambitious 21-year-old, left his hometown of Oxnard, California, and headed to Hollywood to enrol in drumming school. He needed a job to help pay his tuition, and found one as a retail sales associate at a Vans store. Now, 15 years fully committed to a life in music and joining the Vans family, he’s achieved the highest level of musical success.

Be it music-making or his ‘Vanderson’ collection with Vans, in his projects he pays homage to icons of the past by fusing the lessons their art offers with his unique methods of creative expression. 

Even after 11 Grammy nominations and eight victories, .Paak understands the importance of sticking true to his roots and trusting his taste - much like the Vans Classics line.

The Vans Classics line was made for free spirits, innovators, creators, and anyone anywhere in the world with an “Off the Wall” mindset of their own. Consisting of Vans’ most timeless styles - the Authentic, Era, Slip-On, Sk8 Hi and Old Skool - all done up in familiar colour schemes, each pair in the Vans Classics line is spotlighted in a new look book and short video.

The pairs shown are available now in Vans stores across New Zealand and online at

Check out the short video below!