Vans Unisex Era 59 (Canvas/Military) Skate Shoe

Vans Unisex Era 59 (Canvas/Military) Skate Shoe
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10 users: 4.7 / 5
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  • Clean and neat double-stitched vamp
  • Vulcanized sole is durable, sturdy, yet extremely flexible.
  • Ultra versatile with outfits.
  • A good gift for all.
  • Good quality and soft lining
  • A comfortable shoe in general, not just for skateboarders
  • Good color combo
  • More dressy than a typical skate shoe.


  • A couple of users had bad luck as the sole trim began separating from the upper after a few wears.
  • The shoe does not offer much arch support.

Product details

The Military Era 59 are unisex canvas/suede shoes from the popular Vans Era59. They have clean and fresh looks with brown and grey colors available. These shoes are built with a strong construction and feel comfortable. With the color combinations and neat, low-profile look, the shoes goes with everything.

The Vans Era 59 series is certainly for everyone, and for all ages. Users from teens to the elders find the shoe a great fit with classic style and comfort. With solid colors, detailing of the laces and back patch, the Era 59 offers more refined style than a normal skate shoe. Many wearers find these shoes are versatile with both casual wearing for going out and for business casual occasions.

Another winning feature is the comfort. The shoe offers cushioning around the bottom of the ankle and the back of the shoe. The unisex size comes with a more roomy toe area. They traditional waffle tread of the rubber outsole gives a nice grippy feel for your feet. They certainly match very well with shorts and jeans. Some uses who have worn several different types of van shoes also recommend the Era59 models, as its style and quality are very money worthy.


The shoe is generally true to size. The unisex ones tend to run a little wider than the women’s ones. It means that users with wider feet may find these shoes fit them well. But it is not so wide so that your feet are swimming in the shoes. Some wearers can fit orthotics in with the extra room.

The shoe’s rubber sole is very flexible ; after being wore for a couple of weeks, the shoe will become as comfy as slippers.

Some buyers notice sometimes the Era59 can be a bit stiff in the beginning. However, it breaks in very fast and the shoe can stretch to good size within a few wears.

Upper /Midsole/ outsole

The shoe has nice contrasting materials with canvas and suede. With Die-cut EVA insert and soft textile lining and insole, it is quite comfy to wear the shoe without socks. The shoe comes with a durable vulcanized construction. The gum rubber outsole is very flexible with traditional waffle tread which offers good traction and feel.

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