If you're a fan of checkered Vans, you'll love these ace kicks with a pop of red from the Van Doren series checker pack.

What are they: Standout limited edition Vans for skate fans, sneakerheads and chessboard fanatics.

Pop fact: Paul and James Van Doren are two brothers from California who, along with Gordon Lee and Serge D'Elia, started The Van Doren Rubber Company in 1966, which later became the Vans brand we all know and love.

Take THAT to the pub, or alternatively do your best to convince people that Van Doren is actually the streetwise, trainer-wearing pseudonym of Van Gogh, during his 'Banksy' period.

Where to wear them: When you decide to visit a skate park on a whim after a weird flood of nostalgia for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, before realising that ultimately you know nothing about skating at all and wind your way to the nearest pub. You'll instantly have the best-dressed feet in the house, and queues of people will inevitably form to buy you a pint out of fashion respect. Probably.

What to wear them with: A sturdy but stylish rain cheater (try one of these) and an ace, retro backpack. Alternatively, just stick a cool-looking chess set under your arm and hang out around vintage markets.

How much are they: £57. They're also available in the Half Cab and Era styles. Check them all out.