Vans Celebrates 50 Years With The Vault By Vans Checkered Past Collection
Vans kicks off their 50th year as the original action sports footwear and apparel brand by reinterpreting the iconic checkerboard design with the limited edition “Checkered Past” collection. Available only through the premium label, Vault by Vans, this collection expresses the iconic pattern with handwoven leather craftsmanship across footwear and accessories.
The checkerboard is a sacred emblem in Vans’ 50-year history, appearing on cherished footwear forms from their early beginning under the family-owned Van Doren Rubber Company to its modern-day status as a global icon in action sports, music, fashion and art. The “Checkered Past” collection pays tribute to this design heritage with a series of Original Classic styles and Leather Checker Bags.
Traditionally seen as a print, luxurious leather materials refine the checkerboard pattern as an intricate woven arrangement across Vans’ storied silhouettes. In the line-up of Original Classics, the OG Classic Slip-On LX and OG Sk8-Hi LX can be seen in black, white, blue and multicolored checkered executions.
The Leather Checker Bag completes the collection with two color options that tie back to the footwear capsule.
OG Classic Slip-On LX (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/White. VN000UDFIM2 Vans Vault
OG Classic Slip-On LX (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/Patriot Blue. VN000UDFIM0 Vans Vault
OG Classic Slip-On LX (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/Black. VN000UDFILXVans Vault
OG SK8-Hi LX (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/Black/White. VN0003T0ILYVans Vault
Leather Checker Bag. Black/White Checkerboard. VN0006I956MVans Vault
Leather Checker Bag. Multi Checkerboard. VN0006I9E6Q