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Vans Unveils Retro Checkerboard Capsule Collection

The 50th anniversary party continues at Vans this month with a new extra-special collection. The sneaker brand unveiled a new capsule line of kicks inspired by its iconic black-and-white checkerboard pattern.

Vans Checkerboard Collection 2016
Vans Checkerboard shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
Vans Checkerboard Collection 2016
Vans Checkerboard shoes
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
Vans Checkerboard Collection 2016
Vans Checkerboard shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

The new collection features four new colors, including pink and blue, and has a distinctly 1970s retro flavor to it. The checkerboard has become as well known as the brand’s silhouettes, such as Sk8-Hi and the Era, thanks in part to the shoes’ appearance in the 1982 movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

Vans Checkerboard Collection 2016
Vans Checkerboard shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
Vans Checkerboard Collection 2016
Vans Checkerboard shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

The checkerboard collection is the latest special collection by Vans honoring its history this year. Previously, the company unveiled a collection of gold-checked slip-ons and a special collection of the Sk8-Hi sneakers.

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