Vans has explored some interesting partnerships with heritage companies in recent years (Filson, for example), but the partnership with Brooks England was catalyzed by the synthesis of Brooks and Vans within fixed-gear cycling culture; it reflects Vans’ popularity as a cycling shoe, and Brooks’ position as makers of the most beloved leather cycling saddle. The collaboration between the two companies includes this Era LX 45, in black leather with orange highlights. Vans provides the classic Era, and Brooks’ influence shows in the high grade leather used in the body construction, along with a decoratively tooled leather tongue. The resulting shoe, finished off by round leather laces, is sure to be a desired item among fans of fixed gear cycling fashion. via: Streething.