i really like the Vans Era, but i dont like the quality Vans is offering, especially at that price point. here's a nice alternative from Italy's finest Diemme, the Low Boot. more or less the exact silhouette of the Era, but done in a very durable high grade, coated cotton canvas. leather insoles provide utmost comfort, also the sole construction is top notch. of course all made in Montebelluna, Italy.