We’re sure you’ve already noticed, but 2018 has been officially marked as the year of streetwear. It’s safe to say that this cool-girl category encompasses a large variety of pieces ranging from cutoff sweatshirts to cargo pants. Lately, we’ve been noticing skate attire as a growing trend in streetwear. Scrolling through our Instagram feeds, we can’t help but see our favorite fashion girls wearing outfits featuring checkered Vans.
After a little more digging, this old-school slip-on sneaker is officially back on our radar. The black-and-white checkered shoes have become iconic among skaters and non-skaters alike. Created in 1977 in Southern California, these classic shoes teem with the laid-back vibes of the West Coast—what better shoes to slip on and off during the summer?
Of course, when fashion girls catch on to this skate scene staple, we know they’re onto something; the graphic shoes add an edge to any outfit, no matter what you wear. To illustrate our point, we rounded up our favorite looks featuring this Vans classic—they might just become your favorite shoes for the summer.