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The Vans C&P Era 59’s cool style can be enjoyed by both sexes although measurements are based on men’s. Women who would like to buy a pair should note that their equivalent shoe size is one and a half down in men’s which means a 7 in women’s is 5.5 in men’s.
Add a bit of edge to your sporty style by wearing the Vans C&P Era 59. Pair them up with your favorite band shirt, a varsity jacket, and jeans for visiting friends or going about town. You can also match them with shorts for a beach-ready outfit.
What made the Era so popular, and which turned the silhouette into an icon, is the shoes’ sturdy construction that can endure most abuses skaters put on their footwear. This same durability extends to the C&P Era 59 which is perfectly able to handle any board trick you can put them through. The style is not to be sneezed at either. While retaining the iconic profile of the classic, the C&P Era 59 keeps it modern and offbeat by adding perforation details on the leather tongues and tongues.
The Vans Era sneakers were released in 1976 and considered the first of its kind. The shoes were designed by skateboarders for skateboarders. Renowned skaters, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, liked the Vans Authentic a lot but felt they could design shoes that were more skate-friendly. The result is the Vans Era which was a more comfortable and well-padded spin-off of the Authentic.
The Era was originally available in only one colorway—a two-toned color scheme of red and navy blue. It featured extra padding on the collar, a grippy vulcanized outsole, and a rugged canvas upper. It was the first to model the brand’s famous slogan, “Off the Wall,” on the heel, which was a 70’s expression used by skateboarders who were riding pools.
Fast-forward a few decades later. The Era has remained one of the Vans’ most saleable models and upon which several Era iterations were based on. One of these is the Vans Era 59 which added leather hits on the tongues and heel counters of the Era. The C&P Vans Era 59, meanwhile, builds on the leather design accents of the Era 59 by adding new perforation details on the tongues and heel counters.
- The Vans C&P Era 59 has double-stitched canvas uppers for added durability. The shoes also carry the brand’s signature waffle outsoles.