A special edition version of one of the most iconic pairs of shoes to grace the movie screen is coming back out next month.
Vans is re-releasing the checkerboard "Fast Times" slip-on shoes in March in limited quantities online and in select stores. Checkerboard slip-on Vans have been widely available for a long time, but these new pairs feature the "Fast Times" motif across the midsoles and pay "tribute to [the] original Anaheim Factory with throwback details."
The Vans website says:
Few styles are as immediately recognizable as the Vans Checkerboard Slip-On. The Classic Slip-On first appeared in 1977. After noticing kids adding checks all over their shoes, the Van Dorens introduced the Checkerboard pattern in the early 1980's. The Checkerboard Slip-On soon became a global icon for the Vans brand thanks to its inclusion in the cult classic film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
For the first time since the film’s premiere, Vans is reissuing a limited-edition Fast Times Slip-On through its Anaheim Factory Collection, celebrating the shoe’s transcendence to popular culture and its all-time classic styling.