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  • 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
    $50
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Offered in medium width, the Vans Retro Sport Era conveys a standard fit that its originator carries. This unisex low-top sneaker is available in men’s sizing that goes from size 3.5 US to size 13 US with the half sizes also incorporated. Women that are getting a pair of the shoe must go down from 1.5 to 2 from their usual sizing.

Being one of the popularly known brands in the sneaker industry, Vans has not just made a statement in the skateboarding community, but it has also marked its place in the fashion industry. Recognized for producing quality, stylish sneakers, Vans continues to create silhouettes that never go out of style.

With the Vans Retro Style Era shoe, the brand was able to blend sports and style in a clean manner. Showcasing the classic design of the Vans Era, this low-top sneaker delivers an appeal that suits well for a street-inspired look. It expresses a balanced combination of fun, athletic, and an edgy vibe that allows the wearer to rock the shoe in various occasions. It also conveys a flexible characteristic that enables the wearer to match it up with the outfit of their choice.

Retaining the classic design of its originator, the Retro Sport Era shoe by Vans displays an updated look with the use of a 10 oz. canvas material that covers its upper construction. The low-top sneaker also features metal eyelets along with a padded collar that provides enhanced support and flexibility. Its vulcanized midsole and its signature rubber waffle outsoles finish up the whole design of the silhouette.

A decade before the Vans Era silhouette was introduced, Paul Van Doren left the rubber company and established his own company. The Van Doren Rubber Company was founded in 1965 by Randolph and his brother, James Van Doren along with some other of their friends. With the company’s institution, the Vans Authentic was also introduced which was its first shoe to feature a canvas and rubber combination.

Needing a shoe that would meet the requirements is necessary for skaters. Thus the Vans Era was created. It was in March 1976 that the first design of the Vans Era was introduced, featuring the canvas upper with double stitching and the rubber gum outsole as well as the additional padding for increased comfort.

Initially known as the Style #95, the Vans Era was designed by Z-Boys members, Stacy Peralta, and Tony Alva. It was also the shoe that commenced the popular campaign we all know as the “Off The Wall.” The first colorways produced for the shoe was only navy blue and red. Eventually, more colorways were introduced in a wide variety of choices. The Vans Custom was also launched by the brand, giving the people the opportunity to customize their pair.

Variations for the silhouette were also released with the brand making iterations on the sneaker’s appearance and updating its design. The Vans Sport Retro Era delivers the remarkable design of the Era but with a notable update on the materials used on its structure to enhance its performance. An attractive set of colorways were also offered for the shoe.

  • The Vans Retro Sport Era is retailed at $50.
  • Flat laces come with the sneaker.
  • A distinctive white colored tongue is featured on the shoe.
  • The “Off The Wall” callout is seen on the heel of the sneaker.

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