Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The thickly stuffed collar offer support around the ankle claimed by several reviewers.
  • Its low-profile shape does not restrict the foot from any movement, according to some users who use this for vigorous activities.
  • According to heaps of Vans 2-Tone Checker Era admirers, this chic shoe fuses well with plain colored board shorts.
  • The footbed is reasonably padded enough to keep the feet comfortable, noted by several users.
  • Its sole does cushion impact.
  • Built with a long-lasting canvas upper.
  • Constructed with a leather lined collar.
  • Some emphasized the canvas upper allows air to flow through in and out of the sneaker.
  • As stated by a lot of users this low-top sneaker is ideal for the summer months.
  • The attractive design pops in the crowd and catches attention, described by thrilled buyers.
  • Like other variations of Vans Era, this shoe comes with the trademark sticky sole.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The yellow vamp and heel counter on the Citrus/True White model is too flashy. It gave the illusion that the blue and white checker design seems muted, noticed by a wearer.
  • As observed by a significant number wearers the Vans 2-Tone Checker Era easily gets stains.

Bottom line

The classic Vans Era never ceases to get weed out of fashion as its designs continue to evolve. One of its skate-rooted models gets a makeover with the integration of square motif on the upper as showcased by the updated version, the Vans 2-Tone Checker Era. The addition of such design makes it distinct among other Vans Era models. Vans disciples and sneaker buffs are attracted to this version as it retained the supportive and cushiony features on the sole and interior as well as the grippy rubber unit that takes up the entire outsole.

Facts

Base model: Vans Era
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Era
Price: $50
Colorways: Green, Yellow, Multi
Special editions: 16 special editions
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Vans sneaker
Top 1% most popular sneakers
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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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