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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

790 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

757 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/2/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered another style of shoe and it was out of stock and it is still not in stock so I settled for this shoe. Sometimes things happen for a reason. I love this shoe. I wear an orthotic insole in all my shoes and this shoe easily accommodates the orthotic and the shoe is stylish. It looks great with jeans and it has a solid feel so I can use it for short hikes or long walks. Because I spend a lot of time outdoors and in casual wear, this shoe is a good choice.

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33 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/12/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Bought these for my daughter and my son for Christmas. Both pairs have already started to wear out quite a bit. The rubber has separated from the canvas on both pairs right at the ball of their foot.

Additional 770 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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October 10, 2015

Jason W

from Jacksonville, Florida

These are an extremely nice pair of shoes. I wore them once to work and got a few compliments on how nice of a pair of shoes they are. The laces are like rope laces instead of the standard laces you would get with most skate type shoes. Gives the shoe a much more elegant type of feel, almost like a fancy-occasion-type of shoe. The shoe isn't as grey as the picture makes it out to be, they have a slight green tint to them. Very very slight tint. The leather trim is also a nice added feature and makes the shoe more comfortable. Definitely recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2015

Anonymous

 

They sent me the wrong grey shoes because they were out of stock of my size. Though the box was labeled correctly the shoes inside were a different style of grey Vans. Had to wait for the return to process and they still didn't have my size.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 23, 2015

NikkiR

 

I really love these! The blue is like old denim, classic stars, the thinner laces... I love everything about these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2015

Jenn D

from Swampscott, MA

These are very cute with many outfits. There is not much support at all, but my inserts/orthotics fit in there just fine and that makes all the difference.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 2, 2015

Marla

from Brooklyn

I ordered the espresso in a size 9 which is my comfortable size. However, I noticed as soon as I put them on that they felt like they didn't give my toes enough room on top, not in the the front -- they were long enough but not tall enough in the front. After keeping them on my feet for 1/2 an hour I could feel my toes going numb. Another reason I'm returning is that they don't give me the cushioning I need for the balls of my feet. Sorry to have to return them because they are very nice looking and the espresso is an especially lovely shade.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Clarks, Dansko, Converse

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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August 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Neptune Beach, FL

My daughter loves her cork Vans. We are glad that the image is in the material unlike other brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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August 20, 2015

Anonymous

from Cookeville, Tenn

Awesome customer service. I could not ask for better. My teen grand daughter loved the shoes and so did her high school buddies. I I love the service of getting my packages so quickly. Love you Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: too many to choose from!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

I thought that these shoes felt heavier than a pair of Vans I'd buy in stores. I can only wear socks that cover my ankles or else the back of them hurt and sometimes blister. However, the colors are stunning. I don't see anyone else that owns these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 31, 2015

Corina f

from santa barbara ca

Only the most awesome shoes ever! So versatile and I get tons of compliments. Also, I'm 32 so they are not just for kids.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2015

Franklyn L

from New York

The shoes were a birthday gift but they arrived when it was supposed to. Zappos' was the only website to have these considering they were sold out on the Vans website and everywhere else. So, they made my day by having them in stock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

I've owned five pairs of Vans. I buy them for the looks and comfort, not for the "support" of an athletic shoe. These are used strictly for daily use/walking. These pair is really cool because everyone thinks they are real cork (they aren't, just printed on canvas)! They 100% run a 1/2 size large. I wear a 12 in every other shoe but I wear a 11.5 with Vans. These are a fun daily shoe but don't have the support of a running shoe or other, more supportive skate shoe (Emerica and Etnies). Great shoe all around. Stylin' for sure!

Brands I'd also recommend: Etnies and Emerica

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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July 8, 2015

Shula

from New jersey

I bought these for my teenager to take to sleep away camp. She loves them as they are cute and comfy! They do run a bit large so we purchased 1/2 size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2015

Anonymous

 

These shoes run small. 7.5 usually slips off my feet - not these. Cute, but I don't have time before my trip to try another size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 10, 2015

Anonymous

 

These shoes fit great, I've had they for about a year now, so obviously there's visible wear. But it makes the shoes look cooler. these are much more comfortable to wear without socks than the Vans Old Skool which I would also recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Great graphic design. This is a staple of my style. Love so much I bought a backup pair for when I wear these out.

Brands I'd also recommend: SuperGa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2015

Andrew D

from Berkeley, CA

Solid stylish shoes that go well with most pants and even shorts. Not the most comfortable, so if you have high arches I would recommend getting custom insoles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 8, 2015

Devin C

from New York City

I love Vans. I've burned through dozens of pairs over the past decade or so, but these were really disappointing. I love the look of them, but after less than a week of wear (bought them months ago, but waited till summer to rock these bad boys) the stitching around the ankle came loose and just kind of hangs there...and these shoes have never touched a board. I wanted a great looking summer shoe, but this loose piece really kills their look. Maybe I just got a lemon.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 4, 2015

Aubrie l

from New Orleans,LA

I love these shoes. They look good, feel comfortable and I have received compliments when I first wore them. Good value and happy with my choice to buy these. They did arrive with the laces done wrong and when I re-did the shoelaces they were very comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2015

Anonymous

from New Hamshire

Really cute but not all that comfortable. I find most comfortable by removing the laces. Also, I feel a little overpriced for the lack of true comfort.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 24, 2015

Steve F

from Waterbury, CT

Just bought these for casual summer wear. They are very comfortable and look good with jeans, shorts or even khakis. The ordering and shipping were both easy and efficient. Priced right too. Would recommend the shoes and Zappos highly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2015

Christopher P

from United States

Great shoe. Comfortable and casual. Perfect for summer! Great service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2015

Anonymous

from cleveland tn

The shipping time was unbelievably fast and I love my shoes! Much cheaper and easier than buying in a store. I will definitely use Zappos again!

Brands I'd also recommend: superga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2015

Sheila R

from Coral Springs, Florida

I can't begin to tell you how many compliments I've gotten on these Vans! They are too cute! I wanted something with a little platform (not flat like Keds) & these have the right amount of height. They're so comfortable! I also can't say enough about Zappos' fast delivery service! Zappos...looks like you're stuck with me as a customer!

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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May 11, 2015

Anne S

from Sacramento CA

I love this tennie. Vans are just the right width for my foot, so if anyone out there is looking for a tennis shoe that runs a bit WIDE, then Vans are for you.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2015

Brad H

from Meridian, Idaho

Bought these shoes for my daughter who has wide feet. They have a good fit and the look she wants. As with most of this type of shoe, the arch support is inadequate so get a half size larger to accommodate an arched insole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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