It's hard to grasp now but believe me, if you saw someone in the streets wearing Vans shoes, it was either a BMX rider or a skateboarder. Anyway, Vans went back in time and made a few colorways that reminded of that era. To make them a bit more special, they added the RAD logo on the side of the sole. Several colorways were made and we received a sample of the Mongoose ones (Black/Yellow back in the early days) and the SE shoes. Well stoked. A reversible padset and checkered laces were added making these babies a collector's item from the start. Very limited quantities were produced just like everything else on the Syndicate program.