vintage KIDS VANS 2-tone checkerboard print & friction tape SCENE style #98 SLIP-ON US1.5 custom MADE IN USA bmx 80s off the wall slip on

 legend has it vans featured checkerboard 1st on the foxing tape 'scene' after seeing kids draw checks by hand on the rubber. printed uppers was the logical next step, but the combination is most fresh. not sure about the brown cw here but they are size 1.5 after all.

 like I said, the nature of now digging up such deadstock works of art is rare in men's sizing. the summer leaf print here for example is size 2 yl the checkerboard is size 10.5.... but I was gutted to dig up only the left shoe. 1 such example of print & scene is on the not to distant horizon however!

vintage vans style #98 slip-on custom #560
browns checkerboard
brown checkerboard scene #3
customade in usa circa 1984
new in box


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