Vans introduces a range of retro-inspired colorways for its BMX Checkerboard Pack.
For the drop, Vans designers looked to the brand’s nearly 40-year legacy in action sports, drawing inspiration from colorways first worn by its own BMX team riders in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
The five-piece collection uses vintage color combinations and Vans’ iconic checkerboard pattern to update the Era and Sk8-Hi models. Each carries a two-tone color scheme and checkerboard printed sidewalls.
The Era comes in three colorways including an ode to the original red and navy two-tone model that was first developed by Dogtown legends, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1976. However, the highlight of the collection comes from the Sk8-Hi, which was a pivotal shoe for the performance of BMX riders because it provided ankle coverage and protection when racing BMX and attempting freestyle tricks on bikes. The BMX Checkerboard Sk8-Hi honors that progression with two color-ups each featuring Checkerboard along the quarter panels in addition to the checkered sidewall.
The Vans BMX Checkerboard Pack drops in Vans retail stores and online this June.