Size and fit

With a classic silhouette, the Vans Varsity Era has a low-top profile that allows the ankle to move without any restriction, promoting impressive skate performance. It has a sturdy upper that is made of canvas material which promotes decent foot breathability.

The low-top Vans Varsity Era has a traditional lace-up closure system with metal eyelets for a secure yet comfortable fit. Also, it has a richly padded ankle collar that delivers flexibility and support. 

Vans Varsity Era Style

The Vans Varsity Era rekindle our school days' memories with its new, unique, and stylish design. The design is inspired or influenced by the varsity jackets. Like its predecessors, this kick can magically complement a variety of casual clothing.

This low-top and unisex sneaker can nicely match denim jeans, shorts, track pants, or sporty joggers. Ladies can also wear this shoe and partner it with their miniskirts or sundresses. 

Notable Features

The low-top Vans Varsity Era resonates with the idea and design of the varsity jackets. It features a multi-colored upper that brings another unique look to the Era silhouette. The unique and trendy design is combined with the positive vibe of having a colorful style.  

Vans Varsity Era History

In 1976, Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva designed the Style 95 or currently known as the Vans Era. If we compare it to the Authentic, the Era has a similar look but with an improved and cushioned collar that gives support as well as flexibility. Eventually, this silhouette has been appreciated by skateboarders for many years.

Originally released in August 2016, the Vans Varsity Pack is a collection of footwear inspired by the varsity jackets themselves. Before, the Varsity Era is only available in black and white shades, but this year of 2019, other colorways are released and with additional silhouettes too. 

The Vans Varsity Era is available in a livelier color and a more positive vibe. It has a combination of shades like green, pink, red, and yellow. Like other Vans shoes, the Varsity Era has a unique and fashion-forward style that can excite the eye of the brand's loyal fans. 

Additional Info

  • The Vans Varsity Pack also includes other iconic silhouettes such as the SK8-Hi and Slip-On.
  • It has a gum outsole with the waffle tread pattern for reliable traction.


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