Vans Era Sizing Guide w/ Photos [Fit Big or Small?]


I’ve worn the Vans Era shoes and compared their sizing to other popular styles and my conclusion was this: the Vans Era sizing is very consistent with other types of Vans shoes, and fits true to size, but has the same snug fit that is common with many styles of Vans classics. If you prefer a loose fit, you may need to size up.

***Verify Your Size: Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

In this article I will compare the sizing of Vans Era to the sizing of other popular shoes so you can judge for yourself how the sizing differs. All shoes used in this Vans Era sizing guide are a men’s size 12 shoe.

Vans Era Sizing Photos

In the comparative sizing photos below, both shoes are pushed against the wall. However, when needed, the shoe was pulled away from the wall to properly align the back heels of both shoes so to better provide an accurate representation of fit.

Vans Era vs New Balance 574 Sizing

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Vans Era vs Converse Pro Leather Sizing

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Vans Era vs Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing

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Vans Era vs Converse Chuck 70 Sizing

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Vans Era vs Converse One Star Sizing

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Vans Era vs Adidas Gazelle Sizing

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Vans Era vs Adidas Superstars Sizing

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Vans Era Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Vans Era vs Nike Blazer Sizing

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***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Era shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).


Vans Era vs Nike Air Max Excee Sizing

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Vans Era vs Nike Air Max 90 Sizing

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Vans Era vs Nike Air Force 1 Sizing

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Vans Era vs Crocs Sizing

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Vans Era vs Hey Dude Sizing

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Vans Era vs New Balance Numeric Sizing

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Vans Era vs Reebok Classic Sizing

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Vans Era vs Saucony Shadow 6000 Sizing

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Vans Era vs Authentic Sizing

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Vans Era vs Slip On Sizing

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Vans Era vs UltraRange Sizing

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Vans Era vs Old Skool Sizing

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Vans Era vs Sk8-Hi Sizing

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***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Era shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans Era Sizing Questions

Do Vans Era Run Big or Small?

Vans Era shoe fit true-to-size, but they do have the same snug design that is common with Vans classic shoes. Remember, these shoes were originally designed to be performance shoes, and the snug design helped pass on a stable, secure fit.

I have always ordered my normal sizing for Vans. But if you prefer a loose fit, you may need to size up.

Do Vans Era Fit Narrow or Wide?

Vans Era have a narrow design. This narrow fit is consistent across all types of Vans classic shoes.

For comparison, here is my Vans Era compared to Crocs (Crocs are well-known for having a wide-fit design):

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As you can see, the Vans Era shoes have a narrow fit compared to Crocs.

If you need wide sizing, you will need to order custom shoes from Vans.com. This link will take you to the Vans custom shoe page at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com). Not all types of Vans are offered in wide sizing.

What Makes the Vans Era Unique?

The Vans Era is a twist on the Vans Authentic. The Vans Authentic was released originally in the 1960’s. The Vans Era debuted later (in the 1970’s) and has a similar design compared to the Vans Authentic, only this Vans Era shoe includes a padded collar and the Vans Authentic does not.

Expect the Vans Era to offer more comfort around the ankle than the Vans Authentic.

The Vans Old Skool shoes also have a padded collar. They have a similar design to the Vans Era, only the Vans Old Skool shoes have the iconic “sidestripe” logo.

The Vans Era is made with the durable canvas upper that Vans is known for. If you prefer a more flexible design, I have found the modern types of Vans shoes (for example the UltraRange and the EVDNT) to have a flexible design.

How Much Do Vans Era Shoes Weigh?

My size 12 men’s Vans Era shoes weigh 1.05 pounds per shoe:

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This is how the weight of Vans Era shoes compares to the weight other types of Vans Shoes (all weights based off a size 12 men’s shoe):

ShoeWeight (lbs)
Vans UltraRange EXO0.63
Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle0.87
Vans Authentic Low0.98
Vans Slip On0.99
Vans Old Skool Low1.03
Vans Era1.05
Van Sk8-Hi1.15
TOTAL AVERAGE0.96

Other Vans Sizing Resources

To read more about sizing of Vans shoes, visit our other resources linked here:

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Era shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your Vans Era sizing (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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