In 2007, .Paak, then an ambitious 21-year-old, left his hometown of Oxnard, California and headed to Hollywood to enroll in drumming school. He needed a job to help pay his tuition and he found one as a retail sales associate at a Vans store in Los Angeles’ Canoga Park neighborhood. Now, 15 years fully committed to a life in music and joining the Vans family, he’s achieved the highest level of musical success.
Even after eleven 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. Consisting of Vans’ most timeless styles — the Authentic, Era, Slip-On, Sk8 Hi and Old Skool, some of which were included in the recent “Vanderson” collection — all done up in familiar color schemes, 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.