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The Vans Slip-On

Vans' Classic Slip-On footwear gained immense popularity after being introduced in 1977, leveraging Vans' decade of expertise in their design. Founder Paul Van Doran set out to improve board-feel, grip, and durability, developing the brand into a global phenomenon. 
Designed from 18 pieces, the Slip-On was inspired by boat shoes, and epitomises Vans' style and versatility.
The brand showcases its commitment to innovation with technologies such as ComfyCush™ and Duracap® for tailored performance. By varying their range of materials from canvas to leather, and featuring iconic patterns like Checkboard, Vans truly has something for everyone in their Slip-on line-up.

Eco-Chic collab

An exclusive collaboration between Nicole McLaughlin and Vault by Vans was inspired by gardening and workwear. She is known for her innovative upcycling projects. McLaughlin incorporates responsibly sourced materials and upcycled elements into the classic Vans Slip-On VP VR3 LX silhouette.
There are two distinct colorways available for the shoes: "White/Green" and "Brown/Grey," with pockets reminiscent of gardening totes and workwear bucket bags. Additionally, these shoes feature Vans' eco-friendly bio-based foam, along with a VR3 WaffleTM outsole crafted from 60% responsibly sourced natural rubber. They are made with organic cotton canvas uppers and 50% recycled polyester bindings.

Vans Slip-On Checkerboard Print 

As one of Vans' most iconic designs, the checkerboard print is renowned throughout the world. Steve Van Doren, son of Paul, noticed skateboarders coloring their shoes' midsoles with a checkerboard pattern after discovering the Slip-On style #48. By incorporating the pattern into the Slip-Ons' canvas upper, he created the famous design.
The checkerboard pattern was also used as a symbol of racial unity by groups like The Specials during Britain's 'two-tone' ska music movement. Vans checkerboard Slip-Ons became a favorite among subculture fans because of this cultural resonance.
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