Vans Vault x Brooks Era (review)

The most recent Vault release from Vans, the Brooks Era, has been steadily moving off of shelves for the past few weeks, but maybe these pics will help the remaining pairs disappear.  At first look, the shoe doesn’t seem to have a lot of details, but as most press info, some minor, yet important details seem to get overlooked.  In this case, it wasn’t anything cosmetic, but rather, with the technology incorporated into the shoes.  Being that these were co-designed with Brooks bicycle saddle company, it was natural that they incorporated some sort of technology for the bicyclists they cater to.  Thus the introduction of the Power Transfer insole plate, which delivers better performance due to the stiffened plate that lays underneath the padded insert.  Also, due to this added layer, the shoes run snug, and you should size up at least half.  The leather is stiff, so it most likely won’t be stretching.  The leather is top quality, and the inside of the shoe is lined with suede, in case you like to ride with no socks…eww!  Also, don’t forget that these are limited to 2000 pairs, each individually numbered.  Don’t sleep!

more detailed pics after the jump

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