Era 59 by VansThe Vans Era 59 is a descendant of the classic Era. It embodies the premium version of its name sake with extra add ons such as heel counters, waxed laces and a premium textile lining. This style features a washed black suede upper with light brown leather accents on the tongue and heel. ;About VansFounded by Paul Van Doren in the 60's, the brand took off in the late 70's when skateboarding became a major pastime and Vans was established as the footwear for most skaters. Over the years, famous skaters such as Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Steve Caballero have inspired different styles, making Vans the most recognized skating footwear for every Off the Wall rebel.