off the side wall

vintage vans style #98 slip-on
2-tone white/blue/white canvas
scene AH blu/wh checkerboard
made in usa circa 1979

this is our 1st slip-on post in almost a year, however mark my words style #98 is making a comeback! perhaps in honour of steve van doren whom graces our shores this weekend for the dowtown showdown, my thoughts go back to the origins of the brand & their haydays of the 70s & 80s. of course the slip-on played a pivotal role in vans evolution. not many original pairs like this are still around however there remains still a mutliplicity of designs as yet untapped by todays vans vfc. disappointingly they will not clome close to the styling, comfort & durability of original made in usa vans.

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