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Vans Era 59 (H&L)Chili Pepper
The fantastic Vans Era 59 in a Chilli Pepper colourway.
Featuring a canvas upper in Chilli and a leather tongue and heal tab - the Era has possibly never looked this good! One of the best selling styles from Vans for many seasons past and present, the return is very much welcomed and wont be around for long so dont sleep on these!
Vans Trainers, the southern Californian based action sports & lifestyle footwear manufacturer sold its first pair of Vans trainers back in '66. Vans were the brainchild of Paul van Doren back in the 1960s. Thanks to their trademarked rubber sole and innovative designs, Vans quickly became hugely popular amongst the skateboarding and action sports culture and this remains the same today.
10 years later in 1976, Skaters and skateboarders began wearing Vans UK and insisted that the footwear came in more colours. Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, two professional skaters were the designers, and in March 1976, Vans released the original Era in red and blue. In next to no time the classic checkerboard slip on Vans were seen on Jeff Spicoli a Californian surfer, in the hit movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and the world went fanatical for them. The Vans Classic Slip Ons are specifically produced to adapt to action sports and lifestyle with elasticated gussets at the sides and a reinforced back section for grip and flexibility. Moreover the slip ons do not just come in a checkerboard style! Designs now include tartan, gothic skulls and army camouflage. Today, the southern Californian based footwear offers over 60 styles varying from the classic slip ons and deck shoes to casual sandals and high performance skate shoes. Vans Shoes are funky, famous and fashionable, they are also sensationally comfortable with their cushioned rubber soles and padding around heel.
Vans Trainers sponsor some of the most successful pro skate, surf, snowboarding and BMX teams in the world today, so rest assured they know what they are talking about when it comes to performance footwear.