October 28, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Nike has, among many others, the classic Vintage Box striping and the distinct look of the Woven series, adidas has their time-tested Dellinger Web and has mastered the modern animal print look, and for Off the Wall, their signature patterned look is one you might expect from inviting all the others to a picnic (in your VW bus). The immortal Vans Checkerboard is more of a throwback to the rad ’80s than an appropriation of the gingham check (which Nike has thoroughly utilized, coincidentally), and reminds us of the prototypical California surfer boy as represented by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. So get yourself a bagel, add a tie to your Hawaiian button-down, cover your nose in zinc oxide and let’s party, because the Vans Core Era Pro with a checkerboard print just like Jeff Spicoli’s immortal Slip-Ons is available now alongside five new tonal suede/canvas combos at select Vans retailers worldwide.
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