There is something to be said about an understated pair of sneakers, one that isn’t billed as the “hot right now” shoe to have. Vans seems to occupy that space very well by making shoes that don’t need much outside of their logo to sell.

For their latest Vans Era release, they strip the shoe down even further and outfit it in a simple nubuck build. The minimalistic approach is kept even simpler by giving the shoe a tonal gray colorway that is only broken by a tanned leather lining and tongue tag. The sneaker is so simple that if you aren’t careful, you may overlook the knurled rubber heel cap floating behind the silhouette.

If you don’t feel like chasing the Vans Era colorway down, Bows & Arrows has them in stock right now at $85 a pair.

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