Vans Slip-On Sneakers

When you think of Vans, your absolute first thought is the classic Slip-On, the most iconic shoe they make. If there were a list of unbelievably cool shoes that were launched throughout the years, the Slip-On would certainly be in the top five, alongside Chuck Taylor Converse and Air Jordan One.

The shoe was released back in the 70s, a couple of years after the other major model, the Vans Era. It immediately became the must-have shoe for all skateboarders and BMX riders in Southern California and from there, they spread all over the United States.

The Slip-On got a huge amount of international attention after the 1982 “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” movie in which Sean Penn’s character was wearing them.

Vans Slip On Sneakers

Vans Slip On Sneakers

Well, a year after the movie, Vans kind of went bankrupt and the fun was over. Lol, how’s that for publicity.. it’s not that the Era and the Slip-On weren’t very successful, but the company had a bunch of others that weren’t as good and they were draining the resources.


Vans was saved and in 2004, they opened the Customs section on their website where you could get your very own drawing printed on a pair of slip-ons and delivered to your door in a matter of days.

I was watching Slipknot’s “Before I forget” music video the other day, which was filmed just around the time of the reissue. Guess what Corey was wearing? You’re right! In the classic black and white. Awesome!

I love these shoes. Just thinking, here’s the perfect outfit: A pair of Slip-On shoes, some tight black jeans, a white t shirt and cool leather jacket! Badass! Perfect for bad boy attitude.

Ok, so it may not work for everybody, but I’m sure you can think of some other interesting ways to create the perfect outfit.

So, after everything that’s been said, the Vans Slip-On sneakers are the ones to get, if you were ever in a doubt. Have fun and enjoy!

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