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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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    $50
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Fit & Sizing

The low-top Vans 2-Tone Checker Era is covered with long-wearing canvas while the collar offers sufficient padded support to the ankle. This sneaker with a true to size fit can be obtained in sizes stretching from 4 to 13 and 5.5 to 12.5 in men’s and women’s respectively.

Vans 2-Tone Check Era Style

The Van Doren Rubber Company established by brothers James Van Doren and Paul Van Doren together with Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee in 1966 brought a couple of skate shoe styles to the streets. These sneakers are now regarded as the most iconic designs in the skate world and a ubiquitous piece of fashion worn by practically everyone, including celebrities.

The Vans Era popped in skate scene in 1975. Back then it was merely called the Style #95. Since Vans shoes were already creating a wave in the surfing and skate district of Anaheim during that time, it was readily welcomed by the growing masses of board riders.

This canvas covered sneaker, designed by prominent riders Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, was touted by skateboarders for its ankle collar padding and non-slip outsole. As the years progressed, the followers of the Vans Era multiplied and evolved, adding a slew of style-savvy sneaker enthusiasts into the mold. The ever-expanding list of loyalists pushed the brand to religiously concoct updated colors, cuts, patterns, and prints of the Vans Era.

One of the modern twists is the use of the checkered pattern on the upper as seen in the Vans 2-Tone Checker Era. The alternating square motif first appeared on the Vans Slip-On shoe until such style was adopted into the most recognizable silhouettes produced by the brand. Over time, the checkerboard decoration turned out to be a time-honored symbol of skateboarders.

Notable Features

What gives the Vans 2-Tone Checker Era a different flavor is its attractive checkerboard pattern which speaks of the long-standing Vans heritage. The iconic square pattern isn’t the only selling point of this retro model but the incontestable “grippyness” of its waffle-patterned sole as well.

Vans 2-Tone Check Era History

The Van Doren Rubber Company established by brothers James Van Doren and Paul Van Doren together with Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee in 1966 brought a couple of skate shoe styles to the streets. These sneakers are now regarded as the most iconic designs in the skate world and a ubiquitous piece of fashion worn by practically everyone, including celebrities.

The Vans Era popped in skate scene in 1975. Back then it was merely called the Style #95. Since Vans shoes were already creating a wave in the surfing and skate district of Anaheim during that time, it was readily welcomed by the growing masses of board riders.

This canvas covered sneaker, designed by prominent riders Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, was touted by skateboarders for its ankle collar padding and non-slip outsole. As the years progressed, the followers of the Vans Era multiplied and evolved, adding a slew of style-savvy sneaker enthusiasts into the mold. The ever-expanding list of loyalists pushed the brand to religiously concoct updated colors, cuts, patterns, and prints of the Vans Era.

One of the modern twists is the use of the checkered pattern on the upper as seen in the Vans 2-Tone Checker Era. The alternating square motif first appeared on the Vans Slip-On shoe until such style was adopted into the most recognizable silhouettes produced by the brand. Over time, the checkerboard decoration turned out to be a time-honored symbol of skateboarders.

Additional Info

  • Its lace-up system has five pairs of eyelets.
  • Its toe bumper has texturized rubber reinforcement that prolongs the lifespan of this shoe.
  • The vamp and heel counter are sewn using double stitches.

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