The Era Pro skate shoes from Vans are a major step in tweaking and upgrading the skate performance of one of the best selling classic shoes. A few years back the Vans team skated Classics, loved them, and kept requesting them with performance footbeds. Seeing the popularity, Vans introduced Era Pros, but had not put the product in their permanent rotation until now.
This put a stake in the ground to combat the knock-off products and remind everyone who was the first and who is still the best at performance vulcanized. Look for the special "Pro Classics" logos and labeling to identify this product.