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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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    Canvas Era
     
    4.5

    (based on 314 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (212)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (70)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (14)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (262)
    • Comfortable (256)
    • Durable (147)
    • Versatile (143)
    • Cushions impact (129)

    Cons

    • Stains easily (56)
    • Wears out quickly (49)
    • Poor arch support (41)
    • Poor cushioning (24)
    • Chafes easily (23)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (238)
    • School (230)
    • Going out (174)
    • Travel (122)
    • Work (71)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (254 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        93% 

        (272 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (129), Trendy style (51), Conservative (47), 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...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

     

    Black/white Eras yellow

    Vans changed the dye used in the black and whites so now they yellow when they fade. It looks awful. I've attached an image comparing an older pair of Eras (right) vs my...Read complete review

    Vans changed the dye used in the black and whites so now they yellow when they fade. It looks awful. I've attached an image comparing an older pair of Eras (right) vs my latest pair (left). I hope they correct this in the future.

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    5.0

    Best shoe for last 30+ years!

    By oldkookskater

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile
    • Waffle Sole Grip

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canvas Era:

    Vans has been my favorite brand of shoe since I was in elementary school some 30+ years ago. This style of the Era is timeless and iconic. Still one of the best skateboarding shoes around. When I was a kid, I chose Vans because that's what all the best freestyle BMX pros wore. Once I felt how well they worked with my bike AND gripped my board, I stuck with Vans. You won't be disappointed.

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

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Yo Moma

    from Crestmead

    About Me Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Chafes Easily
    • Poor Arch Support
    • Poor Cushioning
    • Poor Stability
    • Stains Easily
    • Too Stiff
    • Uncomfortable
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canvas Era:

    It is awesome

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    1.0

    Okay, but Not Great Shoes

    By Tech Stooge 13

    from Bethlehem, PA

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Canvas Era:

    I use the product for casual wear. They are very stylish and fit great. I was very upset to see that after 3 uses, the inside lining of the left shoe totally ripped out. Along with that, the front lining of the right shoes ripped as well. I was very unhappy with this purchase.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    3.0

    Love Vans, but look at my Cons below

    By ThaCarta

    from Lindsborg, Kansas

    About Me Stylish

    Pros

    • GOOD TRACTION
    • Look great
    • Name Brand

    Cons

    • Creases At The Toe
    • Don't Breathe- Feet Sweat

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Canvas Era:

    I really can't stand how the shoes get a nasty crease line at the toe! But the shoes look great and I love the style.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    5.0

    For all ages.

    By Grammy Blessed

    from Maricopa County, AZ

    About Me Conservative

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School

      Comments about Canvas Era:

      I purchased these shoes for my granddaughter's 15th birthday and she really likes them. She wears them alot.

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

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