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The low structure of the Vans OF Era LX offers you more freedom for any ankle movement with enough comfort and support from its padded collar. This premium version of the Vans Era showcases the standard lace-up closure system which allows you to keep your foot locked down in a secure yet adjustable fit.

Straight up from the Vault and onto the streets, the Vans OG Era LX keeps your style snazzy and always on-the-go. Its timeless skater shoe appeal and versatile characteristic give your look a premium stylish touch whether you keep it casual or taking it a little semi-formal.

                 Wearing My Vans OG Era LX

With its flexibility, the Vans OG Era LX fits well with various occasions along with a wide variety of outfits for wearers of all forms and style preferences. You can keep your look casual and fun while going out to run errands with a t-shirt and jeans ensemble. The low-top sneaker is also perfect for a semi-formal meeting with clients over a coffee at a cafe with a pair of slim-fit jeans, a nice shirt with a coat on top. Women may keep things feminine while going fun and free with a cute dress or with a crop top and high-waisted skirt combo.

Showcasing the canvas and suede upper combination, the Vans OG Era LX brings in the “Vans attitude” with its clean and modern design. This premium sneaker delivers a durable and textured finish which is perfect for its low-profile.

Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, with the help of some of their friends, established the Van Doren Rubber Company in 1965. Along with it, they introduced the Vans Authentic which was the company’s first silhouette to feature the combination of canvas and rubber materials. Since then, the brand has become one of the most popular names in the industry and most especially in the skateboarding sub-culture.

                 Vault By Vans

The Vault By Vans was founded in 2003. It is Van’s premium label which offers the designs and styles that are pulled from the brand’s vault. This label was originally established to “reinvigorate” the brand’s remarkable classic silhouettes such as the Old Skool, Era, Slip-On, and the Sk8-Hi, and it is now fully dedicated to produce premium Vans footwear and apparel.

The Vault has become the brand’s own laboratory for its premium products as it also partnered with renowned designers, retailers, and other labels in the industry. Aside from being Vans’ platform for its top-quality collaborative releases, the Vault also serves as a place for the brand to revive some of its archived silhouettes with new twists on its design when releasing them for its anniversary or for reintroduction to the Vans’ mainline. Throughout the years, the Vault is behind some of the notable re-introduction of classic models of the Vans

                 The Vans Era Sneaker

With the desire to create a shoe that would be in line with the essential needs of skaters, the design of the Vans Era silhouette was introduced. It showcases an upper with a more rugged appeal and a vulcanized sole which is more suitable for a skater’s jumps and board tricks.

The Vans Era silhouette was officially designed by skaters for skaters in 1975 and its first design was introduced in 1976. It featured a canvas upper with double stitching as well as additional padding that offers increased comfort, then finished off with a rubber outsole. 

Over the years, the Vans Era silhouette has witnessed multiple iterations both in its design and its colorways. These renditions include Vans Era 59, the Vans Era Pro, and the Vault By Vans release namely the Vans OG Era LX. This premium version features the canvas upper with suede overlays, the notable padded collar, and it is available in multiple colorways.

  • The signature Vans “Off The Wall” slogan logo on the heel of the sneaker.
  • Flat laces come with the pair of the Vans OG Era LX.
  • The gum rubber outsole of the sneaker displays the waffle traction pattern.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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