To bring 2012 to a close, Vans Vault has teamed up with leather specialists Horween to release two new editions of the classic Vans Era. The pack features the use of leather for the upper, from vamp to heel, while metal eyelets, leather laces and vulcanized outsoles secured through intricate stitch-work complete the look. Horween Leathers were established in 1905 and now, for over 100 years, have provided leathers of the highest quality as attention to detail and a respect for traditional, handmade craftsmanship have been paramount in the company’s process. This collaboration mixes the modern, popular styling of Vans Vault with the unparalleled blend of quality and innovation from Horween. The result is an exquisite, dynamic, practical selection of shoes that offer a synthesis of contemporary style, traditional design and durability. Through teaming with such a historic, iconic brand like Horween, the “Black & Navy” Era Pack is a great way for Vans Vault to finish 2012.