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Sanuk Vagabond Reviews

436 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

47% "No arch support"

419 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Super comfortable "sandals". I originally ordered my normal size, but after receiving the first pair, they felt one size too small. The next size up was perfect. I wear them all the time now.

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17 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/22/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I think Sanuk deserves five stars for packaging and use of materials. Zappos deserves five stars as well. However, there were problems with these sandals, as far as I am concerned. The sandals look nicer on screen than in real life. The material has a strong tendency to bow inward, due to the way the seams are sewn. You can see a bit of that in the photos, but it is more prevalent than the pictures suggest. My biggest issue was entry inside of the sandals. The heels have no support and they just collapse when trying to slide in. However the heels are quite tall, so you need to jam your feet forward in order to use your finger like a shoe horn. Meanwhile, there is not a whole lot of play from the goring. I cannot see these sandals lasting very long when considering the distress caused by repeated entry.

Additional 416 Vagabond Sanuk Reviews

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October 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love Sanuks. I just wish they were more consistent in their sizing. This is one of there models that runs small by a full size. Buy one size larger than you normally wear and you'll be happy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 27, 2014

Linda S

from St. Louis MO.

These are truly the butt ugliest shoes every, but by God, they are as comfortable as they are ugly and they kind of grow on you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Indiana

Bought these for my boyfriend. He wears a 10.5 but I had bought a 10. Needed to return for exchange for 11. No hassles at all on return. Great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2014

Anonymous

from massachusetts

Bought this product and received promptly. Didn't like the color so returned for another color and was happy. Returning was simple with Zappos return policy. Very happy with Zappos service and breadth of products to purchase. Love shopping there now.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 4, 2014

Dave G

 

I have had a pair of these for more than 5 years and just recently got this new one in a dark color. I remembered that the person I bought the first pair from said go a little small at first because they stretch out. I did and it felt a little tight for the first 2ish days. Now they fit like a dream! Love the shoes and they hold up like a champ.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 26, 2014

Sarah C

from Oakland, CA

My husband loves these. They're his second pair. He has a wider foot and they fit great. He wears them as an alternative to flip flops with shorts, pants or jeans. Casual, but very stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

I have been a long time Sanuk wearer and these were purchased to replace a loved 8 year-old pair that were wearing out. These Sanuks provide a wide toe box allowing one's toes to comfortably spread as nature intended. Unfortunately though, Sanuk is now with many other models building their footwear on a narrower last that crimps the toebox - Sanuk are you listening?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2014

Chad K

from Boiling Springs, PA

Like many others, these are one size smaller. So, I am a 10.5/11 and ordered a 12--perfect! I love these things. I will soon buy another color. They are light, airy, go with everything and so, so comfortable. Eyes on the side, I think, really help keep cool and dry. Tired of shoes making feet sweat. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

GD M

 

Very comfortable sandals, like wearing clouds on your feet. They are a little hard to pull on initially but with time I found that to become less so. Also people might consider going a size up, as people have mentioned they run not necessarily smaller but if your feet are in the 1/2 size range going a size up might help.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chuck Taylors, Clark's Desert Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

Beware of the sizes on this shoe. I wear 9 1/2 or 10. 10 was way too small. Ordered 11 and still too small. Like the look. Sizing may be a problem.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Nantucket MA

These were a gift to my husband who wear 9.5 or 10. The 10 was too small, as was the 11. The 12 fits and is comfortable. Zappos is so great to deal with that the exchanges were handled without hassle even though they were a gift.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2014

Patrick O

from Austin, TX

Great sandals. Read the reviews and ordered a size up. Easier to slip in/out then I expected. Overall great summer/pool shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2014

Alex R

from United States

Sanuck does it again. Super light weight, breathable, soft soles and high durability. It's like walking barefoot. Favorite pair of shoes/sandals/loungers. My 2nd pair of Vagabonds. Literally wore out the first pair from heavy use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Costa Mesa, CA

Yes, they are comfortable and light, and after a short break-in period, you almost forget they are on your feet, especially when the weather is somewhat cool. They are, however, hotter than I imagined they'd be judging from the way they look. Not very breathable, so they get pretty hot an clammy if the weather is warm. I've gotten used to it, but wish there were some way to get some air moving through these things--then they would be perfect. BTW, I would usually wear a 12, but a 13 is perfect in these--if in doubt, order a size up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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July 9, 2014

Nealand W

from Waco, Texas

Awesome shoes. Zappos is by far the best place to order from. They have never given me any trouble returning items and they ship them very fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2014

Lela B

from Panhandle Texas

Fantastic fit! True to size! These were bought for my Dad to be able to slip on after surgery. He loved them so much I bought him a second pair in a different color! Mind you he is 50 years plus some so he hasn't been updated on stylish shoes in awhile. He loves his Sanuks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 5, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is an awesome, stylish, extremely comfortable "shoe" (more like a sandal). As many others have noted, these really do run small/tight, so order one size up if you want to avoid having to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Rich G

from Selden,NY

These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. It's like I'm not even wearing shoes. I would buy 50 pairs of these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Iowa

I always pick out Sanuk's for my husband and he always loves them! He loved the style of the shoe and he loves the comfort of the Sanuk Vagabond. These are his go to shoes no matter the weather!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Mark G

from Colorado

This is my second pair of Sanuk Vagabonds and while I see many recommendations to purchase one size larger I would caution against doing so based on your use case. I followed this advice on my first pair, purchasing an 11 when I am typically a 10 - 10.5 and found that the cloth material of the sandal stretches quite a bit in the first days or weeks of wear. My first pair, while easy to slip on and off and were only comfortable in casual situations or short distances. In addition, over time as the material stretched they started to lose their shape and look oversized. For those of us that sometimes sneak these in with a pear of jeans to the office on Friday's, the oversized look was not preferred. With my second pair I went with a 10 and while a bit of a tight fit initially they have stretched out comfortably and look better overall in my opinion.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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May 31, 2014

Thomas T

from Walnut Creek, California

I ordered a size 14. When they arrived, they felt just a bit too small, especially with socks. I decided to keep them and wore them out on a warm day (81 F). The left one felt great, but on the right foot, I got two blisters. This is a shame since I like the style so much. Before this, I tried looking for a larger size and could only find a 16. 15 would have been perfect. This is a warning for all big-footed men out there, Sanuk runs small, and it's very difficult to find your size especially if you run in between them. Be warned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 13, 2014

Anonymous

from C-Bus, Ohio

Really nice comfortable sandals. They do not do well in wet weather and can smell after wearing them a lot in hot weather. They are a great casual shoe that can be worn with shorts or pants/jeans. I would recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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May 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

I got these as a gift and he loves them! They're super comfy and light. Reading previous reviews, I got a size up than he normally wears and it was perfect

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

This is my second pair, loved the first one so much that I bought another the following year, plus another style. Super comfortable. The foot-bed does wear out, but it takes a while. Found myself wearing these every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 19, 2014

Anonymous

 

Do not buy these shoes, they do not fit properly, there is no elastic in the back of the shoes to help slip them on, you must use a shoehorn. They are made out of poor quality materials.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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