Who should buy the Vans Era S

The low-top Era S from Vans is a retro shoe that combines a unique appeal with classic styling. You may like it if:

  • Your manly casual getup usually consists of denim pants or skinny jeans.
  • You want something simultaneously tenacious and sensitive underfoot.
  • A hugging-but-not-tight sneaker is what you're looking for.

Who should not buy it

If you seem to can't get a hold of this shoe anywhere, try the ever-popular and available Vans Old Skool. Also, switch to the Vans SK8-Hi MTE-2 for better top-to-bottom support.

The Era S' enviable comfort level

Verified purchasers adore the on-feet comfort that this collab shoe (Vans x Suicidal Tendencies) provides.

Transforms with your every attire

The Vans Era S has a design that is admired by many trend-setters. Because of this, the shoe can be matched with a variety of casual outfits.

Doozy underfoot

With its excellent board feel and superior traction, this kick makes performing skateboarding tricks quite easy.

Vans Era S equals underwhelming midfoot support

Reviewers find the Vans Era S not very secure around the arch. Replace its stock footbed with a more supportive one if you got unsteady arches.

Talk of the town

Wearers say that they receive great compliments when they have this Vans sneaker on. 

Hard to find

Since it is among Vans' collaborative models, it can be pretty hard to cop, especially at physical stores.

Glove-like is the Vans Era S 

Many sneakerheads are happy that it is among the Vans shoes that offer an excellent fit. This is good news to those who despise heel lifts in their sneakers.

Alternative shoestrings

Included in the Era S' box is a second pair of laces.

The Vans Era S in history

The base model Vans Era was previously known as Style 95. Released in 1976, it was designed by Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. Since its inception, it has been re-released and reinterpreted countless times, meeting the needs of loyal Vans fans, whether fashionistas or skateboarders. Its iconic silhouette has also been used in creating fantastic collaborative pieces. One of the entities that Vans partnered with is the American punk band named Suicidal Tendencies. 

The Vans Era S was released on January 28, 2009. This iteration was a product of the collaboration between Vans Syndicate and Suicidal Tendencies. It has minimal modifications compared to the Vans Era, having simple detailing on the canvas upper. It has colorways that reflect the characteristics of the band. 

This shoe was created as a sign of respect to the beloved music acts on Vans sneakers. Having said that, since the Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk that also has a skateboarding cred, Vans decided to honor the band with its own signature using the silhouette of the Vans Era. 

This Suicidal Tendencies x Vans Era piece comes in black and blue colorways. It showcases the trademark bandanas of Mike Muir as well as the scribbled lyrics on the insole.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Era
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Suicidal Tendencies
Collection: Vans Era
Closure: Laces

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