Vans Flame Slip-On History
One of the best decisions ever made by brothers Paul Van Dore n and James Van Doren is to open up a shoe store in Anaheim, California on March 16, 1966. Originally named the Van Doren Rubber Company formulated along with their colleagues Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee, the store became a go-to landmark by avid skateboarders as it holds some of the most talked about skate shoes in the market back then.
Apart from its laced-up front liners, the Vans Authentic, Era, Old Skool, and SK8-Hi, another style that’s spiking a fever in Vans’ roster is the Vans Slip-On. This laceless model which was originally called the Vans Style #48 was a game changer when it emerged in 1977. Its conveniently structured body and comfort features received tons of support from a breed of Vans followers.
The initial design of the Vans Style #48 later became a trademark print of Vans, the checkerboard. The simple, colored square pattern became immensely popular that it even hit the big screen with the filming of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In the movie, its lead star Sean Penn was seen a couple of times clasping a pair of checkered Vans Slip-On.
After several milestone decades, the Vans Slip-On gets an updated look using different graphics and concepts for its upper. Another design that’s creating a positive impact on consumers is the Vans Flames Slip-On. As its name implies, this shoe is designed with blazing hot red flame graphic on the side panels against a charcoal black canvas backdrop that covers the entire upper.