The Vans Skate Classics range features so much more than your typical surf store pair. If you see the checkered flag, you can be assured you're buying a pair of Vans loaded with the latest footwear advancements and technology.
The Vans Skate Era's repositioned DURACAP™ reinforced underlays and fully redesigned uppers, combined with a new two-part foxing tape that features a deeper knurl pattern on the toe, make the new Skate Era durable enough to withstand daily abuse. For more control, the new molded heel counter and internal tongue straps lock in your feet. Even the gum rubber sole that made Vans famous has been elevated with the SICKSTICK™ rubber compound to deliver more grip and boardfeel. Plus, POPCUSH™ energy return sockliners provide superior cushioning and impact protection while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer sessions. Internal heel stiffeners have also been added to provide more support and stability. The new Skate Era’s updated foxing tape and sturdy suede and canvas uppers give you the iconic look you want while bringing all the performance benefits.