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Sanuk Vagabond Reviews

417 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

406 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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11 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 397 Vagabond Sanuk Reviews

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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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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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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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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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April 17, 2014

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

I have an older pair of Sanuk Vagabonds in size 11 and they stretched out to a perfect fit after a couple of wearings. I recently ordered a new pair in a different color and they will NOT stretch out like previous Sanuks. When I originally bought them I did not concern myself with the tight fit because my old Sanuks stretched out nicely. The new pair suck. The material seems to be a tighter weave and will not break in. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

There's so little structure to these that I literally couldn't get them on my feet. Frustrating! Zappos service, though is five stars!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 18, 2014

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

Great pair of shoes. Love Sanuk! These are my 3rd pair of this kind and my 4th Sanuk shoes. Very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Staci J

from Southern California

I bought these shoes for my father-in-law who is 80 years old. Yes, 80. We live in California and he prefers only to wear flip flops but complained that he has to wear shoes when we go out to dinner. He LOVES them. He said they are so comfortable and says they feel like he is wearing his flip flops. I am very pleased with my purchase and my husband now wants a pair. He wears a 9 1/2 or 10 and the 10 fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

John D

from Phoenix

This is the second pair that I've bought because I wore out my first pair. They are very comfortable and I think they look good with jeans or shorts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2014

Shannon I

from Brandon, MS

I bought these for my husband for Christmas. He loves them! They are comfortable and look really good on him.

Brands I'd also recommend: None. Sanuks are the best.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 3, 2014

Zita

 

I chose the Sanuk because of the perceived styling and reference to comfort made by previous buyers. I must say they were right. This shoe offers styling w/o sacrificing comfort. It's perfect for long walks along the beach, evenings out, or quick trips to the market. Though casual, the comfort enables you to wear the shoe for extended periods w/o discomfort. I normally wear a 10.5 and found the 11 to be a perfect fit. I not only recommend this shoe but intend to purchase another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe though they are whole size smaller than they should be. Ended up returning and getting size larger. Now they are good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have very wide feet and these fit well out of the box. Size consistent to what I expect (9). Perfect except for a logo in the sole on the heel that makes me think I have something in my shoe or sock. As if I don't know what I'm wearing? Hard to imagine what the purpose of this is. Hopefully it will wear away.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 23, 2013

Dignit

from virginia

This is the best all purpose/any occasion shoe. They can support the "all I care about is comfort" look or the "I know how to dress and look good" look. My favorite shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

Bought two pairs of these for hubby. He has horrid bunions and foot issues. They are his go to shoes now. As always, love Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Sheboygan, WI

I bought these shoes for my son. They were true to size and exactly what we expected. He says they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

Vagabond is an excellent summer alternative to sandals/flip-flops. Cool, comfortable and breathes well for foot being closed in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

I like them. I did have to go to a larger size because I have a high arch. Comfortable and will buy again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2013

Scott S

from Livonia, MI

Great shoes/sandals! I ordered my size, which was an 11. Like others have said (and I should have listened) these thing run small. After an exchange a 12 fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Russ l

from Chicago, Illinois

Absolutely love these. This is my second pair, and they are just as comfortable right out of the box as they are worn in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2013

Muncie B

from Muncie

I purchased these to place in a carry on. I wanted a shoe that would take up as little space as possible and these fit the bill perfectly. They squeeze down for a size 10 into 3 inches x 12 inches by 5 inches for both. I think the size is just a tad short.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2013

Francess M

from Upstate NY

Great shoes! I have a really wide foot, so I've got the mens size six. I'm normally a women's size 8 wide. The mens size works well for me. These shoes are very comfy, very cool in the heat, and they come out of the washing machine looking just great. The do sort of stretch just a teeny bit after being worn, but not so much that they become too large. Just more comfy. My experience with Zappos has been superb! Had to send the mens 7 back, and get a six. Customer service is excellent. I gave the shoes 4 stars instead of 5 because they could stand to be a little more supportive in the sole. I'm normally a Birkenstock wearer, and these feel sort of like slippers. But I'm keeping them and I wear them lots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birks, Clarkes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 26, 2013

Paul J

from Savannah, GA

The ordering process is easy and the product is exactly what I wanted. It came faster than I anticipated as well. By the way, Sanuk's rule. I'll be back as a customer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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