Supply Chain and Distribution
Workers in India remove seeds from cotton and separate it into a pile which is used to make the canvas.
Workers in Thailand take the latex and masticate it with and hand turned machine that figuratively "chews" up the latex and makes it into a more versatile rubber, which is used for the sole of the shoe.
This is inside the Vans Distribution Center in Santa Fe Springs, California. The final product is shipped here where it is stored until it is purchased.
Problems Through 4 Categories of Globalization
Economical: Since the workers overseas are willing to work for a fraction of the normal wages, and that they will work in bad condition warehouses, Vans moved their warehouses and manufacturing overseas to save money and make more profit. But the people who used to work in the US making those shoes, now have no job.
Environmental: To produce rubber, you need latex, and to get latex you get it out of rubber tress as a milky sap. Seeing as how certain countries like India, Thailand, China, etc. produce tons of latex. This means that many of the rubber trees are either being cut down or their bark is stripped so that the latex comes out.
Technological: If popular celebrities wear a pair of Vans, and post a picture of them on social media, their fans will then want that kind of shoe. Then the demand for the shoes goes up, and the need for resources for the shoes goes up. That means that those resources will be allocated for the shoes instead of something else important.