When Sean Penn’s Jeff Spicoli broke out a fresh pair of checkerboard Slip-Ons in cult 1982 teen drama Fast Times at Ridgemont High, it helped bring widespread recognition to the Vans brand. Decades later and the California-based imprint is prepping the release of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High Slip-Ons.
Steve Van Doren, son of Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren, previously told the LA Times, “Fast Times definitely put us on the map. We were about a $20-million company before the movie came out, and we were on track for $40 million to $45 million after that.”
Since the appearance in the 1982 film, the black and white checkerboard Slip-On has gone on to become one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. The Fast Times at Ridgemont High iteration boasts the familiar checkerboard canvas upper, with Fast Times branding wrapped around the midsole.
According to the brand, this special Vans Anaheim Factory Collection Reissue is “coming soon.”
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