Vans introduced the concept of upgrading their classic shoe models in Syndicate and Legends lines a few years back. The idea was to tweak a classic shoe by adding slight padding and minimal reinforcement to offer better skate performance. The team loved the shoes and soon began requesting the new insoles to wear in their classics. It only made sense to begin releasing upgraded “Classics” as “Pro Classics” in Vans regular rotation such as the Half Cab Pro and now the Era Pro.
The Vans Era Pro is essentially an Era with a bit more padding in the tongue and side panels, a performance foot bed, a re-enforced “duracap” vulc toe cap and an upgraded “tuff tech” suede upper. It offers increased durability and performance while staying lightweight and flexible. And of course it’s got that secret formulated waffle grip!
I highly recommend you pick a pair of these up today. They are built to skate and the colorways are the best. Also, check out the limited Spitfire X Vans Era Pro Colab here, can’t go wrong!