Facts

  • 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.

  • Price
    $55
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Fit & Sizing

The low-top Vans Primary Check Era exhibits a mix of suede and canvas upper that offers breathability and comfort. Its traditional lace-up closure and metal eyelets ensure a secure ride. For those who will purchase Vans Primary Check Era shoes, getting a pair with no sizing adjustments is recommended. Males can order a pair from 3.5 to 13 while females could have it from 5 to 14.5.

Vans continues to incorporate the checkerboard pattern on many of its sneakers, effectively making the pattern one of the brand’s enduring trademark. Today, it wouldn’t be surprising that many people will assume that any shoes that showcase the checker pattern are made by Vans. The advantage of this assumption is that there wouldn’t be much need for brandings and logos to recognize the footwear’s manufacturer.

The Vans Primary Check Era is one of the sneakers that feature the checkerboard with minimal brandings on its design. An outstanding mix of distinction and modesty, the low-top can be utilized for many casual events because of its versatility. Whether on or off the skates, the Primary Checker Era from Vans brings out the confidence of every wearer.

How the Vans Primary Check Era sneakers are constructed is consistent with its main model, the Vans Era. Padded collars are placed to provide support, flexibility, and additional comfort. The signature rubber waffle is also used as the outsole because of its ever-reliable grip and recognizable style. Its distinctive checker design, however, sets this apart from other kicks in the Era line-up.

Before the launch of the Vans company, its founder Paul Van Doren was part of a company called Randolph Rubber. After multiple years of employment, he decided to resign as he wanted to establish his own empire. With the assistance of his brother and a few friends, they launched the Vans as a footwear company that aims to provide affordable skate shoes.

In 1965, the brand released its first iconic shoe, called the Vans Authentic. It gained its status as an all-time classic for its modest yet appealing design and remarkable grip. Subsequent classic sneakers such as the SK8-Hi and Old Skool have also made its mark on the skate culture. Because of these hit releases, Vans ingratiated itself as one of the top skater brands in the world.

Taking design cues from these classics, the Vans Era was first introduced in 1975. What separates the Era from its more popular siblings is the details on how it was constructed. Vans hired skaters to get pointers on how to deliver the best possible skater shoe at that time. Additional paddings on the collar made the Vans Era more comfortable for skating compared to others. The rubber gum outsole, which is a staple in countless Vans shoes are also utilized.

Since the 70s, the Vans Era has established itself as one of the brand’s best-sellers. Multiple versions have been released, including the recently-added Vans Primary Checker Era sneakers. This iteration features the checker pattern along the sides up to the eyelets area, which brings a distinctive and modern take on the classic skate kicks.

  • The Vans Primary Check Era Marshmallow & Black shoes and Black & White are the two color options released so far.
  • An alternative model is also available, called the Checkerboard Era.

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