The Authentic CA renders Vans cherished checkerboard heritage in its most coveted form: as if worn since the 1970s. White checkerboard patterns in Mango, True Blue and Waterfall tap into a color palette emblematic of the time and the place of Southern California's surf culture in Vans first defining decade, and it continues to offer a wealth of inspiration. On 10oz. canvas, the stonewashed edition of the iconic print harks back to a time when outrageous fashions and lifestyles were commonplace. Leather laces, pigskin Vans labels, and a siped boat shoe tread complement a shoe that was evidently born on the sunny side of life.