The Vans Era has been pumping out fresh styles since 1975. These kicks follow the same foolproof plan: A comfortably padded collar and a no-slip bottom give skaters a great feel for their board. The tradition continues today as the Vans Era is constantly getting slick new color updates. At this point, Vans is just showing off. Uppers made of canvas and/or suede and/or leather. Die-cut EVA insert. Traditional gum rubber outsole.