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The Greatest Sneaker Moments of the '80s

7. Spicoli gives himself a rap on the head.

Year: 1982
Sneaker: Vans Slip-On

All Jeff Spicoli needed was some tasty waves, a cool buzz...and his checkered Vans Slip-Ons. He may not have done too well in the classroom, but Sean Penn's Cali stoner sure did a lot for laceless Vans. 1982's Fast Times At Ridgemont High still stands as a prime piece of '80s Americana, as do those checkered sneaks. Aloha, Mr. Hand.

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