Vans upgraded their classic checkerboard slip-ons, and they’re giving us Spice Girls vibes

The checkerboard Vans slip-on is iconic: The more you wear them, the better they look. Plus, they absolutely go with everything. Though we totally advise owning a pair of the originals, we can’t help but love when Vans blesses their classics a remix. This time, Vans has given their checkerboard slip-on the Spice Girl treatment with a nice, chunky platform sole.

Also available in solid black, the platform Vans slip-on is just begging to be paired with cropped trousers, floral slip dresses, and rompers. If you’re a sneaker person who still likes a shoe with a little height from time to time, or if you’re a heels person in the market for girly summer kicks, or somewhere in the middle — you’re gonna love these.

The platform checkerboard Vans slip-on is available right now for $55 on the Vans website.


This isn’t the first Vans sneaker to get a fashionable upgrade either. The Vans Old Skool shoe has a platform version for $65.


And there’s a Vans Authentic platform sneaker for $55.


These are the only styles currently available on the site, but check your local Vans stores for other styles. There were a few we spotted on Instagram.

Like these high tops…

These suede babies…

And this two-tone pair.

While we were checking the platform Vans hashtags, we got some major style inspo. We’re loving how these kicks look with ruffled socks.

A printed tube top and baggy jeans…

And this very West Coast pairing with a flannel shirt.

While there’s no substitute for the OG Vans, we’re not opposed to having a few of their platform options in our sneaker collection.