The Vans California line filled the void between the lower quality Classics line and the higher quality Vault. For people who were looking for something a little more but wanted something more accessible than Vault. The California line has been replaced by the new DX line, which seeks to fill that same void with higher quality materials and thoughtful design. Here's a new Era Decon that is a great representation of that.
The Era Decon is a model we don't see too often but has recently been given love by Gosha Rubchinskiy. Most people look at the model and just see an Authentic, but there are subtle differences. Taking a look at the stitchless heel caps is the biggest difference. This specific model of the Era Decon DX makes good use of brown suede and smooth leather to create contrasting panels. The metal eyelets and stripeless white midsole are great touches that create a shoe that will be right at home on our feet this autumn. A contrasting leather flag tag, UltraCush insole and red Vans heel tab finish this pair off nicely.
The Vans Era Decon DX in brown suede and leather is available now from finer Vans stockists like Kith for $80. Check your local for availability.