Vans, Inc yesterday announced the commencement of a public offering of 2,800,000 shares of the company's common stock at $23.15 per share, which represents an increase of 300,000 shares above the initial filing. All of the shares are being offered by the company. The company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 420,000 shares to cover over-allotments. The common stock is being offered under Vans' registration statement that was declared effective today by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is expected to close on May 30, 2001.