Size and fit

The Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro is a unisex skate kick that's available in both men's and women's sizes. This low-top sneaker comes with flat laces that provide enough customizability when it comes to fit.

Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro Style

Leaving the original silhouette unaltered, the Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro exudes the same iconic and well-loved look that most fans admire. Now clad in the brand's signature Checkerboard pattern this shoe could be an excellent focal point to any outfit and add oomph to it too. This low-top sneaker could be worn with almost any casual ensemble.

Notable Features

Armed with recognizable silhouette and print pattern, the Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro's aesthetic is noteworthy in itself. However, what sets this sneaker apart from its predecessors is its upgraded features, which was highly anticipated by most consumers. Now equipped with technologies for enhanced durability and comfort topped off with its iconic design this shoe is undoubtedly a stand-out among long-time fans.

Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro History

The world's very first skate shoe was made by Vans (formerly known as the Van Doren Rubber Company), a footwear company from Anaheim, California that initially planned to manufacture casual shoes. The Vans Authentic was first introduced on March 16, 1966 - the same time the retail store opened. Back then the shoe was called the #44 Deck Shoes, supposed footwear designed to use on a boat, but skateboarders took notice of its super grippy outsoles and adapted it for the sport.

Since then the company focused on its accidental skateboarding clientele and expanded its product range to cater to the skate culture. Despite fierce competition against other more prominent brands, Vans and its iconic sneaker remain steadfast thanks to its established reputation in the skateboarding world.

One of the brand's enduring styles is the Vans Authentic which has been reinterpreted countless times since its inception. An iteration of the shoe called the Vans Checkerboard Authentic Pro comes equipped with upgraded features to make it last longer and provide better comfort. The kick is offered in the following color schemes: desert sage, fuchsia, and navy.

Additional Info

  • Its insoles are detachable.


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