WOMAN FINDS PILE OF VANS SHOES IN FRONT OF STORE. HERE'S WHY
In a viral video, TikTok user Sophia Schiaroli (@soso_swag) shows a stack of shoes placed in front of a Vans store.“What the actual f*ck, Vans?” she says at the beginning of the video.
She notes that the shoes have been cut to prevent them from being worn.
“I was on the way to my workout class and I saw a guy frantically throwing these shoes in front the Vans store, and I stood there, like, kind of confused, and he was like, ‘Vans just, like, dumped all of these to throw out,’” Schiaroli recalls.
Commenters were initially appalled by the brand’s apparent wastefulness.“@Vans do better,” stated a commenter. However, others countered that this is common industry practice. “Y’all just find out about this? It’s not just vans,” offered a second.
“Regardless of any possible explanation for what I saw up close yesterday, vans needs better practices that are both socially responsible and eco friendly,” Schiaroli states. “Throwing this quantity of footwear out is wasteful. How can big companies like this not figure out how to avoid mold in their supply.”