Vans and checkerboard are forever linked. Since the brand’s inception the pattern has been a staple, finding its way onto most classic silhouettes. Continuing this lineage, Vans have released a suede Old Skool featuring the iconic motif in all black. Straying from convention, the pattern is embossed – rather than printed – on the side-panels. Black stripes, toe and heel panels contribute to a stealth aesthetic.