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Vans Kids Authentic Core (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

80 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

86% "Moderate arch support"

78 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/25/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My daughter loves these shoes. We have been Vans fans for several years. Just remember to order a size down as the Vans run a whole size (sometimes 1.5 times) big.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/14/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Loved the shoes, fit was excellent and as advertised. Inside liner did not last long, starting falling apart after a month. Probably not the best shoe for heavy wear.

Additional 60 Authentic Core (Little Kid/Big Kid) Vans Kids Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 15, 2011

Aaron L

from El Cerrito, CA

Solid kids shoe. The laces untie a lot (as you might expect with 8 year olds), and then they get stepped on and the ends fray. But these last much longer overall than the cheapo shoes at the discount store, so it's worth it. And they look good. Classic.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn Center

I absolutely loved the fact I found these shoes on Zappos. I went to different stores and could not find them. Thorough Zappos they were in my hands in three days!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2011

Sadie M

from Camarillo, California

This type and color of shoe is Awesome! but I have waited about a week and a half and usually items arrive the next day from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chuck Converse Allstar's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from seattle, washington

I absolutely love these shoes! They do run a bit big, so try half a size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2011

Betty D

from Temecula, Ca.

Zappos is great. Just when you think you can't find the shoe you want, go to Zappos. They have it and it's in your hands in 24 hours. My grandchildren thank you too.

Brands I'd also recommend: any brand

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Bakersfield, C.A.

I had never ordered shoes online because I wasn't sure if they would fit. Well, I ordered two pair of Vans for my son and I received them fairly quick. I was also guaranteed exchange or refund without hassle. When the shoes arrived they both were a perfect fit. My son was happy. I also recommended Zappos to my sister.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2011

Jennifer S

from Philadelphia

Good shoe for skateboarding, my son loves them - they are holding up pretty well after three weeks of skateboarding.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2011

Val

from North Hills, Ca.

My little one loves these shoes. She has to wear a uniform that is blue, so she loves that these match. They are durable and make it through the first grade nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2011

Dawn C

 

My 8 year old daughter loves these shoes! She gets a lot of compliments on them. The color is a beautiful bright red and seems to go with just about everything. They are comfortable also! She wears them with everything! We went to Disney and Hollywood Studios and she wore them the entire time and did not complain about her feet hurting. Vans are a well made product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 17, 2011

Yesi

from Elk Grove, CA

The service is excellent. These vans were great and at a affordable price. I've ordered many shoes from zappos before and I have never been disappointed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2010

Anonymous

 

I've owned at least 20 pairs of Vans, but this pair, purchased for my son is the worst ever. They started to fall apart before the were even broken in. Complete failure of the white banding on the front half of both shoes. My son loves them, so I spent awhile repairing them with shoe goo. Serious manufacturing flaws. So unhappy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 13, 2010

Katherine H

from Irvine CA

My daughter loves these! We chose the right shoe. They are comfortable, cool, and the right color for us! Usually she complains that her shoes hurt her feet, but we have heard no such complaints with these Vans. Zappos' service is always amazing, too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Emerica

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 6, 2010

Steviesgirl13

from SoCal Baby!!

Absolutely must buy! Ordered in the AM on Monday received in PM on Tuesday with free shipping and no taxes! Woohoo!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 27, 2010

Pamela R

from Fremont, CA

I'm a grownup who wears a kid's size shoe. So you can imagine how hard it is to find decent-quality shoes. These are a great, basic shoe that I'll wear again and again. Thanks, Zappos, for making shoe shopping easier!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Menifee, CA

I bought these for my daughter and they are very cute. She loves them! I found them to fit true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2010

Rosanna P

from Ca

Great product and great price. Free shipping is the best! My niece loves the shoes! Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 21, 2010

ERIK M

from GURNEE,IL

This is my third pair of Vans I bought for my son in 2 months. The product is excellent and the shipping is faster than nitrous.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans - skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago

These shoes look great and are comfortable even without socks. Yes, I know, how trashy. I'd say they're even more comfortable than the Vans slip-ons I have. I like them so much that I want a pair in navy. The red color might put some people off, but really it goes with almost everything and still manages to stand out. I picked moderate arch support because I have no idea how you can tell if a shoe has arch support. I walked long distances in these and my feet didn't hurt. I wore them without socks part of the time and they didn't cut into my heel or anything like so many new shoes tend to do.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 12, 2009

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

My granddaughters, ages 9 and 11 love Vans. Especially the Authentic Core style. They have them in many colors and patterns. The bright colors seem to be what's in and of course the black and white are always right. Many thanks to Zappos for the free shipping policy that allows us to find just the right size for these growing little feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2009

Sandra M

from North Tustin California

My Granddaughter just had to have a pair of red Vans, we looked all over Orange County, CA and couldn't find them. Found them on your site, but the incredible part was it was after 5:00 on a Friday night and I told her they wouldn't ship until Monday. Were we surprised when they arrived on Monday UPS red and the shipping was free.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 7, 2009

Janine A

from Florida

I purchased these for my daughter who has to wear black shoes with her school uniform! She loves them. I should have gotten a half size larger, but they'll do for now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2009

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

PERFECT - The first time I had these shoes was when we visited my aunt in CA when I was eight. Haven't been able to find them since in the Midwest. So happy I was able not only to buy the original but get a pair in white too! I thought they were a darker shade of blue but it was so long ago I could be wrong. I'm just glad to have found them. THANKS!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Addidas, K Swiss

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2009

Allison G

from Kansas City

Great for my right foot...hard on the left. Overall this is a super cute shoe! I bought them in "flamingo" and wish I had them in the blue and black too. They look great with jeans and I'm sure will be cute with cropped pants when the weather is warmer. My only "con" is that the top digs into my left foot, right below the toe joints. The right one has no problems. I'm hoping it stretches out with some wear and with socks it's uncomfortable but not unbearable. I would recommend and love them!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Merrell, Earth, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 7, 2008

Jenny

from Lumberton, Mississippi

Kids Checkerboard Vans - My son wanted some shoes just like his daddy. He is very proud to wear his Vans...and gets compliments from all the kindergarteners at school who think they are "cool."

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2008

Yvette R

from Danville, CA

My daughter was desperate for a pair of Vans so I ordered her these. She loves them. They fit really well and look sturdy. She has a slight wide foot, but these fit really well. True to size. Zappos once again excelled themselves. Fab company.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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