I must have worn right through the soles of my old black and white checkered Vans. Holy crap was I the coolest kid in my entire mind. I had those sunglasses with the little piece of pleather in the corners for maximum shade as well as the ultimate in limited visibility. I had my Ramones concert shirt, despite never having seen anyone other than Rick Springfield and REO Speedwagon in person (not together, #man, that would have been a ticket!). I was cool, maybe even reckless, and everyone knew it. They saw it on my feet.
So I suffered from disillusions of grandeur. It happens.
I think Vans is about to send a whole new generation on a similar path, one filled with cool buzzes and tasty waves. The new Paisley Skull Slip-On almost demands it. The shoes come in 3 colors according to Ripe, at least that's what I think it says.
Skulls and paisley, what's not to like?
Gallery: Paisley Skull Vans