Who should buy the Vans Skate Era

This skateboarding-inspired sneaker is a great pick for you if you:

  • are into classic skate shoes that has excellent quality and durability
  • want a Vans skate shoe that offers reliable grip and excellent board feel
  • are stylish sneaker that is not only suitable for skating but also functions as an all-around kick

Vans Skate Era side stitchings

Who should not buy it

Avoid the Vans Skate Era if you prefer a skate shoe with right out-of-the-box comfort and good arch support. Consider switching to alternatives like Vans Old Skool Pro or Nike SB Shane that offers these two features.

Vans Skate Era toes

The Vans Skate Era is friendly to wide-footers

Many sneaker enthusiasts commented that the Vans Skate Era truly fits true to size. Some wide-footers were also happy to testify that it is friendly to their feet, thanks to its stretchable upper in the toe area. As stated by one verified buyer, this shoe “stretched out well” to fit their wide foot.

Vans Skate Era inner soles

Extreme comfort after some breaking in

Most skaters and people who wear this sneaker casually just can’t get over how it is super comfortable. A few considered it as their “go-to Vans shoe” because of its unmatched style and comfort that can last all day. However, please take note that a few also claimed that it might need some break in time before you experience its overall comfort.

Vans Skate Era heel area

Vans Skate Era provides a very cushy ride

The Vans Era has been upgraded with PopCush insoles in the skate version which, according to several Skate Era purchasers, does feel a lot better. “Extra cushy footbed definitely helps,” one skateboarder commented. Another one also mentioned that it is “less stiff after longer sessions.”

Vans Skate Era middle sole

Versatile style

The Vans Skate Era receives tons of praise for its classic, cute, and “dressier” style, as one sneakerhead describes it, that is perfect to match with casual and formal outfits. A few also claimed that they received compliments while wearing them.

Vans Skate Era toesbox

Skate Era: Your favorite all-rounder 

Designed for skateboarding, a number of sneakers fans also consider the Vans Skare Era as a great all-around shoe. Many enjoyed wearing it comfortably everyday for casual walks, running errands, and going to work.

Vans Skate Era lacings

Quality and durability in one

The majority of the people who own this skate shoe, especially skaters, are impressed with how sturdy, durable, and affordable the Vans Skate Era is. Here are some comments they left about its quality and durability:

  • “very durable shoe that will last a long time” 
  • “patches are very well made”
  • “used them for about 2 weeks now, and they're still in good shape”
  • “Duracap doesn’t scuff easily”

Vans Skate Era outer sole

Light like the classics

According to some Vans Era fans, they love how light the classic Eras feel on their feet and appreciate that this skateboarding version does as well.

Vans Skate Era front toes

Feel your board with the Vans Skate Era

More than being durable and stylish, most skateboarders are delighted that this kick also offers a great skate performance. Its vulcanized sole and SickStick formula might not offer the best arch support according to some, but many are still glad that it gives them a grippy ride and delivers a good board feel.

Vans Skate Era logo on heel

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Dressy, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Era, Vans Skate
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Tony Alva
Material: Canvas, Suede, Synthetic, Leather, Textile, Gum Sole, Vulc Sole / Fabric

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