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Sean Penn, Vans and Stacy Peralta Have a Lot In Common

The hit track not only helped introduce a whole new audience of sneaker enthusiasts to the classic shoe, but The Pack rapper Lil Uno spit some serious truths when he mentioned that Vans have set a trend since 1966.
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"They slip in and out real easy, like blunts
you can get different colors, like rainbows
Since 1966, Vans had set a trend
I got a blue pair, yeah, in a size 10
Get your grown man on, when you wear top-siders...

Slip 'em off, slip 'em on, cuff in my pants
So they don't get torn in the back
It's a punk rock shoe, with a logo in the back"

And so goes The Pack's 2006 hyphy hit "Vans." The hit track not only helped introduce a whole new audience of sneaker enthusiasts to the classic shoe, but The Pack rapper Lil Uno spit some serious truths when he mentioned that Vans have set a trend since 1966. To read the full story that explains the culture significance of the waffle sole sneaker, head to the Opening Ceremony website.