When you think about the glory days of SoCal skateboarding -- the sun-soaked Hugh Holland photos of long-haired boys mid-360 and the Venice Beach scene in the '70s -- you probably also think of Vans.
And in the arsenal of iconic Vans kicks, few are as instantly recognizable as the Slip On. The white-soled sneaker was originally introduced in 1977 and has since been sported by everyone from Sean Penn in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to Kristen Stewart on the red carpet. The shoe is so iconic that it's even being knocked off by high fashion brands (we'll let you figure out which, but, ahem, we think you know), fast fashion retailers and everything in-between.
But take it from us, nothing beats the original – especially the brand's just-released collection of new patterns including leopard print, zig-zags and floral print, with a perforated leather style set to launch later this month. Tapping into the easy-breezy skate photos that popularized Vans in the '70s, the brand recruited Olivia Bee and Petra Collins to photograph its new colorways. The photos embody Vans's carefree vibe and make you wish for an endless summer of motorcycle rides and late-afternoon naps in the grass. Check them out above and see for yourself.