Is vans owned by the same company as converse?

No, the Vans® brand is owned by VF Corporation (VFC). Converse on the other hand is a subsidiary of Nike, Inc.

Nike purchased the century-old footwear company in 2003 for $305 million. But Converse operates as a separate unit from NIKE's competing sports brands, reining in the kitsch value of Converse's vintage Chuck Taylor brand.

If you're going to wear the collection of sneakers you've fought hard to acquire, you've got to keep them looking clean and fresh day in and day out. That's no easy feat, especially if you're prone to wearing them out at night after hours, where they might fall victim to spilled drinks, scuffed toes, or the general grit and grime of your favorite clubs or dive bars.

Here's how to clean sneakers shared by Complex.com.

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