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The Era is our classic lace-up skate shoe. We could tell you the whole history of why it has become a skating legend, but we'll let the comfort tell the story. Crafted with a soft footbed, double-stitched vamp, padded tongue and lining, and our signature waffle sole.

  • Please note the True White/Black Era features black laces and collar lining.
  • Canvas uppers.
  • Padded collar.
  • Metal eyelets.
  • Vulcanized waffle outsole.
  • Unisex sizing.
  • Imported.

Canvas Era

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Canvas Era
     
    4.5

    (based on 304 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (207)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (11)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (255)
    • Comfortable (250)
    • Durable (141)
    • Versatile (139)
    • Cushions impact (124)

    Cons

    • Stains easily (55)
    • Wears out quickly (46)
    • Poor arch support (40)
    • Poor cushioning (23)
    • Chafes easily (22)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (231)
    • School (225)
    • Going out (171)
    • Travel (119)
    • Work (67)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (246 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        93% 

        (263 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (123), Trendy style (51), Conservative (45), Style driven (39), Comfort driven (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best Shoe On Earth.

    I have been wearing these shoes for a very long time now. These shoes are by far my favorite footwear I have ever and probably will ever wear.

    With that being s...Read complete review

    I have been wearing these shoes for a very long time now. These shoes are by far my favorite footwear I have ever and probably will ever wear.

    With that being said, lets get the cons out of the way. The foxing on these shoes are a bit flimsy. After a few weeks of wearing these shoes the foxing starts to separate from the canvas where your foot bends. Also, if you have white foxing, it will stain fairly easily.

    Now to the pros of these shoes. Ahhhh, where should I start?

    These shoes are the best shoes for casual wear, any type of skateboarding sport, fast or slow, going to the boardwalk, going to a party, going to your friends house, etc. These shoes are pretty much the best for ANYTHING! I have ran miles in these shoes, skated down a hill at 40 mph in these shoes, I have hiked in these shoes, and the list goes on and on!

    The canvas of these shoes is top notch material that is very durable. I have taken several falls in these and it has barely frayed. The canvas has been through the rain and mud and the only stain on it is from paint.

    Speaking of paint, these shoes are perfect for custom artwork that really is 'you.' People all around have their Vans painted, both guys and girls.

    Bottom line is that these classic shoes are great for anyone no matter what you do or where your from. These are a MUST BUY!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    beware blisters!

    When i wear these shoes i get really bad blisters on the back of my heels. I have to wear super thick socks with them because heel socks (which are my favorite) are too...Read complete review

    When i wear these shoes i get really bad blisters on the back of my heels. I have to wear super thick socks with them because heel socks (which are my favorite) are too thin. I was disappointed because i really like the look of the shoes for everyday. I bought the shoes in purple and it looks really cute. I do not see myself buying these again. I own a pair of classic slip-ons and i do not experience the same problem with those. I think that this shoe should be made with a little more cushion in the heel and then they would be perfect!

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    5.0

    Great shoes

    By JakeS

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Stylish

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Great for skating
    • Long lasting
    • Perfect
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach Wear
      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • School
      • Skateboarding
      • Travel

      Comments about Canvas Era:

      Great shoe! I'd recommend this to anyone weather you skateboard or not!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "I would buy this product again and agai

      By juanjo

      from glendale, ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Canvas Era:

      everything ok

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite Vans so far

      By ederk

      from Broadview Heights, OH

      About Me Conservative

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • School
        • Work

        Comments about Canvas Era:

        I'm on my feet all day where I work, so I needed a pair of comfortable shoes. These Vans are even more comfortable than the last 3 pairs I've owned. The red and blue turned out to be a great combination and I couldn't be happier with them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing

        By skaterguy

        from Botswana, Gaborone

        About Me Stylish

        Pros

        • Breathes Well
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Canvas Era:

          i use it normally for skating it cushions my landing and i wouldnt change anything

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Hated them sending back

          By Dzusfood

          from Boston ma

          About Me Conservative

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Chafes Easily
            • Poor Arch Support
            • Poor Cushioning
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about Canvas Era:

            Terrible sneaker

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow

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