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Vans make fixed shoes!

Old 08-05-08, 08:33 PM
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Tone is hard to convey through text, apparently.
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Old 08-05-08, 08:36 PM
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they're fixed shoes because you cant coast on them.

heres the single speed model:
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Old 08-05-08, 11:48 PM
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they make iron maiden shoes too. which are > *
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Old 08-06-08, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
Link doesnt seem to be working?
http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/sneake.../Vans---Fixed/
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Old 08-06-08, 12:15 AM
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not bad, deal got sweeter with 40% off!
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Originally Posted by ksyrius View Post
just got a pair yesterday from my local shoe store installation !

it also comes with a small bag to hold a spare tube/co2 which velcro's onto your seat rails.

some other cool things: its got reflective stripes woven into the laces, and the vans logo on the back is reflective.

i also like how the front of the shoe ( ill call it the toe cap) is extra large, with the laces starting near the middle of the shoe so they dont get stuck in your toeclips. And the toe cap feels really burly.

too bad there kinda expensive (80$) but i think theyll last long enough to make it worth it.

they are also kinda heavy like twice as heavy as another pair of vans i have, i think that they reinforced the sole.
are they any different than regular-ass eras? they sound just like eras. i bought some today because my authentics exploded, which look just like the white lx fixeds.
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Old 08-06-08, 12:58 AM
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It didn't mention if they stiffened up the sole or anything.
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Old 08-06-08, 02:11 AM
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thats a cool color combo. i'd wear it!
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this was released a long time ago but there was no word on the actual release date of the shoes. i'm assuming they're limited release and not going to be available in too many stores. have yet to see them in person. i'd like to actually see them before buying online for $80
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Old 08-06-08, 04:37 AM
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They are limited........Well so Vans tells us. You have to find a Vans "Vault" dealer. Not just any store that carries Vans is a vault dealer. Hence they only distribute Vault releases to Vault account holders. I'm pretty sure they've done nothing to the shoe it's just a regular ass era with a seat fanny pack.
 
Old 08-06-08, 05:16 AM
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are these even being sold online?
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they've had them at DQM for like 2 months now. i like the grey color way and the 3M and all, but they don't seem too different than any other eras. my shoes have a few weeks of life in them still, but once they're done i might pick a pair of these up if there are any left in my size.
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Originally Posted by tx_what_it_do View Post
are they any different than regular-ass eras? they sound just like eras. i bought some today because my authentics exploded, which look just like the white lx fixeds.
i gotta go swap mine out for a bigger size later today, so when im over there ill compare with the era's and note any differences.
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Thanks I dont like them They look like what we used to call "skippys." Back in the day all the poor kids (me included) that couldnt afford Chuck Taylors wore skippys. They sucked.
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Originally Posted by thisis amazing! View Post
they're fixed shoes because you cant coast on them.

heres the single speed model:


AWESOME.
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Old 08-06-08, 04:59 PM
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did he just say wicked?
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Old 08-06-08, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ksyrius View Post
i gotta go swap mine out for a bigger size later today, so when im over there ill compare with the era's and note any differences.
so i was down at the shoe store. The Era's actually have a thicker sole than the vans fixed gear shoe. Its a noticeable difference. Other than that i would say they are pretty much the same, except for the reflective accents and saddle bag.
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Old 08-06-08, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NEWSNEAKERHEAD View Post
They are limited........Well so Vans tells us.
Vans' idea of a limited shoe is probably one they only make 500,000 of instead of 900,000.
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Old 08-06-08, 06:53 PM
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thought that was jay leno for a second


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Those laces ruin em.
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yah they are by far the worst part. same color laces on the whites? i like the grey/black enough to buy em, but black or white laces would do them good
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I run MKS L clips on size 10 Vans. These shoes would equal laces interference, and the rubber piping is wearing down for me, not my actual canvas upper. The piping is worn down on the inner sides where my straps touch my shoes, and the cage is leaving two spots on the toe of my left shoe.

Looks like pure marketing to me. Laceless with a ballistic nylon reinforcement and stronger piping...... now we're talkin'.
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Wick Wick Wack! In the late 80's early 90's Vans made a shoe which myself and other sponsored riders(limited to teamriders only) loved because of it's ultra stiff sole. Vans discontinued production of the shoe due to BMX taking on the clipless pedal. Steve Van Doren had talked about re-releasing that very shoe to the masses but it was scrapped after Steve sold the company to Vanity Fair(Yes the Magazine) in 2004. Since the acquisition Vans Shoes have become nothing more than fashion before function crap!(Nice attempt VF at tapping the fixed fad w/o doing some research first)

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I need to find some of theseeee


They look sweet.
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