Welcome to Under the Baedar -- our newest series highlighting under-the-radar buys across fashion and beauty. With hype, scarcity and resale driving the current shopping landscape, these slept-on picks are ahead of the curve and much easier to acquire.
For this round, we're highlighting a fresh take on a classic, the Vans Checkerboard Mule. The famed skateboarding brand has morphed several fan-favorite models from the Canvas Slip-On and Old Skool into slides. Of all the iterations, the red checkerboard is the most striking, combining the versatility of the classic checkered sneaker with a very of-the-moment punchy red. The colorway is also marked down as of this post from $60 USD to $39.95 USD.
The lower price point makes the Vans Checkerboard Mule an accessible entry point into the sneaker mule trend that's been slow burning since last year with Reebok, Christian Dior, New Balance, adidas and Balenciaga among others putting their spin on the silhouette.
Grab the Vans Checkerboard Mule via Vans and select stockists.
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