Vans has taken home the SIMA Footwear Product of the Year Award for the fourth time as announced at the SIMA Image Awards last Thursday in Anaheim, CA. Top honors were awarded to the company for its Van Doren Series featuring Classics with prints culled from Vans’ vast archives. The skate-and-surf brand also received its first-ever nomination for Environmental Product of the Year with the Nexpa Pro sandal utilizing a cradle-to-cradle footbed recycling program.
“We’re thankful for the SIMA Image Award recognition and the continued support from retailers and consumers as it underscores our progression into a surf industry leaader,” Dave Solomon, Vans’ vice president of footwear, said in a statement.
Now in its 10th year, the SIMA Image Awards is the only awards program that gives the surf industry the opportunity to recognize its peers for their outstanding contributions to the industry.