The Neoprene Eras by Vans Keep the Waves Your Feet

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Feb 3, 2012 • References: vansdqm & nylonguysmagazine.tumblr
The Neoprene Era sneaker by Vans are a surfer’s dream. The iconic silhouette of the Era is maintained, but taken in a modern direction with the technical fabric. Neoprene is traditionally used for wetsuits, suitable for such due to its flexibility and water-resistant capabilities. The fabric will increase the mobility of the Era sneaker, creating a dual-functioning style. The line comes in three tri-toned color looks. The combination of blacks, greys and beachy brights keep the shoes street worthy and boardwalk ready. The best part? Though uber-stylish and new, the kicks are only $50.

Chris Keeffe, founder and owner of DQM, describes the company on its site, "Southern California meets New York. Vans meets DQM. Welcome to The General." The cultural mashup is genius and oh-so stylish. Stats for Wetsuit-Ready Shoes Trending: Older & Chilly
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