Who should buy the Vans Era Pro

Vans upgraded its iconic predecessor - the classic Vans Era. This iteration might benefit you if:

  • A shoe that offers a cozy underfoot experience is what you prefer.
  • You are looking for a skate sneaker tough enough to withstand the heaving beating of the sport.
  • You are after a shoe that does not break the bank.

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Who should not buy the Vans Era Pro

Wide-footed sneakerheads may want to look past this shoe by Vans. They can instead check out the Vans Old Skool. And for ample arch support, look at the Vans UltraRange EXO SE.

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The cozy fit of the Vans Era Pro

Several longtime users of the Vans Era shoe said that the Era Pro is a great update. And with these updates on the silhouette, this low-top skate sneaker wraps the foot in enhanced comfort. Most reviewers are satisfied with the comfortable fit provided by this Vans pair.

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Plush footbed cushioning

The low-top sneaker features the UltraCrush HD footbed that gives off excellent impact cushioning while it still keeps the foot near to the board. One owner could not even help but be delighted with the Era Pro's well-cushioned insoles.

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Not enough arch support

According to a lot of users, this sneaker offers little to no arch support. Seems that sneakerheads resolve this by using their own support pads or insoles.

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Tough enough to endure

A good number of consumers admired the durability of the sneaker. It has also been reported that Vans Era Pro makes a great skateboarding companion because of its tough suede materials that could withstand various skate tricks and that its grip tape is likewise durable enough to resist tear.

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The classic appeal of Vans Era Pro

Vans has been one of the prominent brands in the sneaker industry. It has established quite a name not just in the skateboarding society but as well as in the fashion world. The brand continues to produce silhouettes that successfully merged sports and style, showcasing designs that give off quality performance yet at the same time are essential for the streetwise style.

The Vans Era Pro is one of the brand’s silhouettes that exhibits a stylish image with its clean and sleek design that naturally blends in with the trend. Its classic design has also been noticed that it earned the admiration of some. A handful of users even enjoyed the compliments they get from wearing this sneaker.

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Mix and match champ

With its skate shoe DNA, a rather fun, athletic, and edgy vibe is given off by the low-top shoe as it complements one’s get-up.

As the shoe was designed for the streets, it effortlessly matches different ensembles that fall into the street-style category. But despite being a skate shoe, it also delivers style flexibility which allows the low-top silhouette good for various purposes such as for work, going out, BMX, or an everyday shoe.

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For thrifty sneakerheads

Cheaper by $30 than other Vans low-top sneakers such as the Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX ($90), the Era Pro ($60) can be enjoyed by budget-conscious wearers without spending too much.

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Notable features

The simple yet classy appeal of the Vans Era Pro is what brings the impact of the silhouette. The simplicity of its design offers the conventional skate shoe image yet also shows off a touch of smart appeal. The canvas and suede material that covers the upper and the vulcanized sole that finishes up the design present a clean and sleek image that builds up the attractive appearance of the low-top sneaker.

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Vans Era Pro History

Paul Van Doren, his brother James, and some friends aimed to make a shoe that would transform skate footwear. In March 1976, the Vans Era was introduced, and the silhouette was the beginning of its kind as it was assessed to be the first signature skateboarding shoe. The creation and release of the silhouette took over after ten years of the company’s inception.

The creation of the Vans Era, which was initially known as the Style #95, happened due to the need of the skaters of having a more padded and skate-specific model than the Vans Authentic which was the first Vans skate shoe, also known as the deck shoe.

The Vans Era was designed by Z-Boys members Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. They both liked the Vans Authentic silhouette and the idea of making it more skate-friendly took over to them. That was when they designed the Era in which the new silhouette showcases more padding on its collar, offering increased comfort. It was also the silhouette that began the “Off The Wall” Campaign.

At first, only the Navy Blue and Red colorway of the Vans Era is available. But, eventually, various colorway iterations came out, and Vans also introduced the Vans Customs, which offers boundless style for the Vans Era.

The Vans Era, being one of the brand’s iconic silhouettes, has also been a subject of various collaborations with popular brands. It has also been given makeovers and updates. With the Vans Era Pro, the brand upgraded the classic Vans Era silhouette to offer enhanced performance and quality that makes the shoe lasts even longer.

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Era
Style: Minimalist, Sporty, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Era, Vans UltraCush, Vans Duracap
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Suede, Vulc Sole, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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