Pojawiają się Vans #98 i dzięki pomocy rajderów BMX i skateboarderów, Vans Classic Slip-Ons stają się mega modne w południowej Kalifornii. To wtedy powstaje oryginalny krój Slip-On , który całe pokolenia uznają za legendarny.
Natychmiast rozpoznawalny wzór szachownicy stał się legendą praktycznie od razu.
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Duke Kahanamoku helped spread surfing throughout the world. This Hawaiian surf legend, actor, and five-time Olympic medalist handed Vans founder, Paul Van Doren, the shirt off his back to make custom shoes.

The Authentic Pro ’66 celebrates Duke’s iconic Aloha print and his legendary meeting with Paul Van Doren.
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As one of the original members of the ’70s Z-Boys skateboard team, Peggy Oki revolutionized the sport alongside other skate pioneers, including Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva.
The Authentic Pro ’74 commemorates the Zephyr team’s explosion into the skateboard scene at the 1974 Del Mar Classic.
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An original Z-Boy, filmmaker, and co-founder of Powell Peralta Skateboards, Stacy Peralta brought his skate expertise into the design of Vans’ classic Era style in 1976.
The Era Pro ’76 combines nextgeneration function with the classic style of the first-ever Vans “Off the Wall” shoe.
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One of the most innovative skateboarders of all time, Tony Alva brought his brash, aggressive influence and ideas to create modern skate culture.
The Mid Skool ’79 continues what T.A. started—skater-driven design built for progression.
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Vans’ most iconic style was introduced to the world in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. California’s youth culture, along with the Classic Slip-On, became a widespread phenomenon thanks to a surfer and his kicks.
Jeff Spicoli’s classic checkerboard Slip-On goes Pro with the Slip-On Pro ’82.