Size and fit

With the new updates on the silhouette, the Vans Era Pro wraps the foot in enhanced comfort. 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.

The Vans Era Pro is offered in men’s sizing. For women to be able to purchase a pair, 1.5 shall be deducted in size. The shoe fairly runs true to size.

Vans Era Pro Style

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. 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 with 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.

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.

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.

Additional Info

  • The Vans Era Pro features the original waffle outsole that provides good board feel.
  • The sneaker may be offered at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The shoe displays the vulcanized sole.

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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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.