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Vans Kids Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

36 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

33 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Vans shoes are the best! My first grade son is tough on his shoes, and Vans wins by a landslide. They are tough, durable and stylish all at the same time. I like how easy they are to slip on and off and how well they are made! This is our second pair. He still has his pair from last year, and there's not one tear or stitch evident. You can't go wrong with these shoes. It's an excellent shoe at an excellent price.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/17/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

This is not the Vans I used to know, even 2 years back. Tongue is not padded, ankle yolk is not padded, upper is flimsy, and the velcro is no longer wide, but narrow strips. Too flimsy an upper for the bulk of the sole. Wah!

Additional 16 Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid) Vans Kids Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2011

James S

from Charles Town, WV

My son loves these shoes. Vans in the only brand I will buy for my boys. Ordered these shoes on a Monday and they were at my door on Tuesday. Great service.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY

Got these for my daughter. She was only wearing slip on vans up until this purchase. Complained of the rear heel cup rubbing her ankle at first, but she got used to it (different style) in two days. They seem well made, and will probably outgrow before she shreds them apart.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans are hard to compete with for this age range. Well made, with heaps of color/style options to please most any child.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Southern California

Great looking shoes. They run a little big in my opinion. Velcro straps make it easy. With vans you cant go wrong.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2010

Davidson

from Dallas, TX

My 5 year old son loves these shoes. He has been wearing them since the age of 3. He has a pretty wide foot and these seem to run big and wide enough. He plays hard, and the shoes seem to hold up pretty well. I am trying to get him to wear others so we can make these last longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 26, 2010

Sierra

from Sacramento, California

Great shoe! My son loves it! We are a Vans family and all wear them. Love this style and colors and design are cool. Can wear this shoe dressy or rough and tough! Runs at least a 1/2 size big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2010

Eden

from Portland, Maine

My son chose these and he loves them. I do too. I have twin boys age 5, and they have been wearing Vans from Zappos since they were two. Vans are sturdy and well made. This style has suede, which makes them nice for fall. An excellent first day of Kindergarten shoe, and he was very pleased to wear them.

Brands I'd also recommend: bogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2010

Rebecca S

from New Mexico

My son loves these shoes. He gets compliments all the time. And, of course Zappos is great with shipping, ordering, returns and everything else. We got the wrong size the first time and it was a hassle free return.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

They are a bit stiff, but my son has no problem with them. The design is not as visible as I'd hoped.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

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  

December 10, 2010

Kristi m

from texas

Ordered for my 6 year old son. He loves them. They are super cute and with the velcro, they are easy on and off!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2011

Amy m

from woodland park, colorado

I love Vans in general and wanted to like this shoe. But within a few months of wearing them, I noticed a few problems: 1.) The Velcro couldn't withstand daily tugging and re-fastening and started to get un-sticky and also to actually peel off the straps; 2.) the smell! They trap odor like crazy. Finally had to relegate them to play-shoes-only status because my kid's feet smelled awful when he wore them. I would still buy Vans again, just not this particular shoe for my kid.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrel Kids

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is not the Vans I used to know, even 2 years back. Tongue is not padded, ankle yolk is not padded, upper is flimsy, and the velcro is no longer wide, but narrow strips. Too flimsy an upper for the bulk of the sole. Wah!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Fabian

from San Francisco, CA

Great shoes. My 4 year old son was tearing through all of his other (usually cheap) shoes. The great thing about these is the full, solid rubber toe, with suede leather top. They are lasting so much longer. Also, for a 4 year old, the velcro straps are much easier for the day-to-day running around. His teachers at school are happy that they don't have to re-tie his shoes as much (no matter how many knots I tied them in!).

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Shoe is great, my kid loves them. Zappos delivered fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Arlington, Virgina

Very cool and very comfortable! My daughter loves to wear them at school.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

S. C

from Phoenix, AZ

What can I say? Zappos is awesome. We received the shoes and they were too big, but called Zappos right away and they were on it, shipping out another pair the next day. My son is so happy with theses shoes, he loves them. Thanks Zappos for all your help and quick response. :0)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Broomfield, CO

My son loves his Vans! These shoes fit his wide foot really well. They're "awesome" and they are such a breeze for him to get on himself (age six, still not rocking the laces...yet!). These are his everyday shoe and he loves them. We are definitely Vans loyal.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2012

Gail F

from Mpls, MN

These shoes are definitely good looking but were way too big, even when I returned them for half a size smaller. They rubbed his little heal raw in back because of the ill fit. Even though they are cute I probably wouldn't get them again. He likes them though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon, Born, Dansko, Keen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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December 10, 2013

Rob

from United States

Great buy, very durable with easy on/off. Between scooter, biking and big wheeling; my 6 year old son was ripping toe holes in big box brand shoes at 1 pair per month. Time tested brand designed for action sports. We should of bought these a long time ago.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

Really cute. Old school van are the best fit for my 4 year olds big thick feet. This brand is way cooler than the alternatives. Waiting for the next color pattern to show itself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

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Runs Wide

 

April 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Toronto, Canada

Very cool shoes for my 5 year old! Like the velcro straps...he has narrow feet and slip-ons would have been too wide. As other reviews state, they run big. My son measures size 13, I ordered 12.5 and he has some room to grow.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 13, 2013

Lori A

from Manhattan

I love these shoes for my little guy. They look cool and he loves them. He's picky about how shoes fit because he has a wide foot. he wears these daily and runs around all day in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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March 12, 2013

CG C

from Charleston, SC

Phenomenal shoe. We also bought them in red with the blue stripe and they're amazing. We get comments on them frequently. Most important, our boys love them! All that and the Zappos service is unbelievable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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September 28, 2012

Laura

from San Francisco

My seven year old loves Vans but I hesitate letting him wear them too much due to lack of support. If he needs to do a lot of walking or activity these cannot compare to or replace regular sneakers. But they are cute and stylish, and he wore them like crazy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2012

Rebecca A

 

I ordered the Vans for my grandson and he loves them! They were a little big, but he would not let me send them back! The shoes are great quality and are holding up well for a roughty 6 year old!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very happy to find these. Super stylin' and easy for my 7 year old to get on and off quickly at school. He says they are very comfy. Good quality shoe.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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