Few styles are as immediately recognizable as the Vans Checkerboard
Slip-On. The Classic
Slip-On first appeared in 1977. After noticing kids adding checks
all over their shoes, the Van Dorens introduced the Checkerboard
pattern in the early 1980's. The Checkerboard Slip-On soon became a
global icon for the Vans brand thanks to its inclusion in the cult
classic film, Fast
Times at Ridgemont High.
In 2020, for the first time since the film’s premiere, Vans is
reissued a limited-edition Fast Times
Slip-On through its
Anaheim Factory Collection, celebrating the shoe’s transcendence to
popular culture and its all-time classic styling.