On March 16, 1966, at 704 E. Broadway, in Anaheim, California, brothers Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren, Gordon Lee and two other partners opened up the first Vans store. The Van Doren Rubber Company manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. That was just the beginning.
In 1975, the Vans "#95", known today as the "Era", was designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. With a padded collar and different color combinations, the Era became the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders due to the non-slip bottom being more conducive for a better grip.
The Era 59 is an upgraded version of the 1975 “#95”. Aside from its unique style combinations, the Vans Era 59 will have leather hits throughout, and a minimal difference in the profile of the Vans shoe as it will be slightly less high on the foot.
Zumiez carries several different colors and styles of the Vans Era 59, with all the Vans history and flavor that you could ask for.