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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

711 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

683 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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28 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 691 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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August 28, 2014

Deby T

from Twentynine Palms, CA

Gorgeous color! Works for male or female. My son loves them and so do all his friends. Not many people have this particular color, so you're kind of a stand out, in a good way!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Vans product

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2014

Wendy B

from United States

Comfortable, cute and made so well. The arch support is just right for those with a higher arch and need for support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2014

H M

from Boston, Mass

Vans are my go-to shoes; I have six pair. This pattern is edgy but cute at the same time and the skulls crack me up. I love the bright pink laces and trim. Very comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2014

Nicole S

from Franklin, NH

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review. A few months back my stepdaughter asked us for new sneakers. Specifically either Converse, Keds or Vans. Up until now, we haven't been able to afford them because money has been extremely tight. (Weddings and vacations aren't cheap.) When the chance arose to get her these, I jumped at it. At first I looked at a different pair on here that had a different color and I took a picture and showed it to her and said my cousin wanted my stepdaughter's opinion to see if her own daughter would like them. My stepdaughter said yes. Little did she realize I was trying to make sure if we got her a pair she would be happy. When I saw this hot pink pair I knew these were the exact ones I had to get. When they came in and she saw the box, she squealed in delight. They really are as bright of a pink as shown in the photo which is great since she LOVES pink. The only issue I had was that the shoes are a little too big but that's because I listened to her when it came to the size she needed, and she told me the wrong size. It's no biggie, though. With thicker socks they won't be bad. Plus, her feet are going to grow this year so they will fit for awhile.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Keds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2014

Julio S

from Westchester, NY

I really liked the color, but these sneakers were not comfortable at all, after 2 hours wearing them (with socks) I ended with blisters on the back of the ankle and top of the feet from the laces, even wearing them loosely tied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 24, 2014

Florence r

from United States

I bought this item because my granddaughter wanted them and I will say she loves them. And the shoe is very comfortable for her. I will be shopping with you guys more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Tifton, Georgia

These shoes really look great, but that is about it. They rubbed my feet raw through my socks and were very uncomfortable. These shoes are made for looks not comfort. Zappos did a fantastic job getting them to me in a timely fashion so I can never really complain there. Basically this shoe is made to look good not feel good.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lacoste, toms

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 15, 2014

Chris B

from Chicago

These are all-time classic shoes. They are well constructed and fit true to size. I like them because they can be worn in casual situations with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt or you can class them up a bit with dark jeans, a casual shirt and a blazer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sebago

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

Awesome shoe. I can move around in it a lot, but not recommended while playing a sport intensely. Comfort 7/10 Not comfortable for long walks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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August 13, 2014

Kara r

from United States

Bought these Vans for my Daughter at her request. She Loves them so cute and comfortable. She loves the color she chose, exactly like in picture. She is going to wear them with jeans and summer/spring floral dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2014

Lover

from Boston

I absolutely love Vans and I was super excited on getting the aqua ones, so I ordered them off zappos in my normal shoe size but when the shoes came they were ginormous (and they looked really wide)! I was not sure if they just ran big or they sent me the wrong size but in the end I just returned them and then got them one side smaller than before and they fit perfectly! So beware they run really big!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 10, 2014

DB

 

Grabbed a pair in Dress Blue and they look great! A rich dark blue simple shoe that doesn't look feminine or childish (in my opinion at least as a late 20 something guy). The canvas and soles also feel substantial and are as comfortable as you'd expect from flat affordable canvas shoes. Compared to converse these felt at least as comfortable for light walking and the canvas was similar. A great choice for summer! It's also worth noting I tried multiple pairs and they all fit a half size smaller than my Nike's and Converse. Having never worn Van's before I did not expect the top canvas of the shoe to be pressing against the top of my big toe. They're surprisingly short in the toes as you can tell from the side on pictures. They quickly became uncomfortable because of the inability to move ones toes or step without bending the entire shoe, even with the appropriate 1/2" from the end of the shoe. I tried moving up in size until they were sliding around when walking and it's still an issue and a deal breaker. I've never experienced this before in any other brand and found very few others with the same issue so maybe it's just me but it's worth a thought if it's a concern of yours. Thankfully Zappos has that amazing return policy! Thanks Zappos, you're the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2014

Cory P

from Valdosta, Georgia

This is my third pair of Vans, and I really enjoy them. I wear them with pretty much anything, and no one ever makes fun of me, so I guess that's cool.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great! I bought them for my daughter. They are very comfortable and stylish. She suggests these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2014

Ellie

 

Love these shoes! The color is great! I washed them first and they broke in really fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2014

Samantha T

from San Jacinto Ca.

These are my 14th pair of Vans and most unique. I LOVE my Vans! So casual and affordable. Thanks to Zappos free shipping it doesn't get any better. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2014

Anonymous

from KC MO

Both my 22 year old son and my middle aged husband wear these shoes! They are great basic Vans and go with shorts, jeans, etc. You can look cool without trying!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great color and very comfortable to wear for several hours. Needs a bit of arch support but it can easily fit extra insoles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2014

Dapa

 

My new favorite sneakers! The rose print is beautiful and they fit true to size. I would recommend stain protecting them before wearing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 24, 2014

Laurie S

from Ohio

I assumed these were fitting true to size as reviewed. I wore them, and they're too small. So dissappointed as they are cute. If you wear a women's size 11, don't follow size info. Buy a half size larger and learn from my disappointment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosoles, Clarks, Nike, Reef

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Vans are awesome! I get a lot of compliments when I wear them. Zappos is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

These shoes are great for any casual outfit. The are now one of my favorite pairs of shoes to wear with shorts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse All-Stars

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Charlotte E

from Chestnut Hill, MA

Love my red Vans and they're comfortable and gorgeous who can ask for more they were delivered in record breaking time that always stumps me. How do you do it? At any rate I am very pro Vans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Not much fanfare for a typical sneaker, but it's a good shoe. The thick canvas and heavy rubber sole feels like these may hold up. The crease of the stiff canvas, where foot flexes, pushes into the top of the foot. Bothersome. But it feels as if it's loosing up with wear. I like the brass eyelets and I change out the laces often with varying shades of brown. Sharp.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 7, 2014

John C

from Simi Valley, CA

I purchased these a while back primarily to lift weights in because they have a flat sole and very little cushioning. They have been pretty much perfect for that task. I like the look as well, so I wear them casually a ton as well. One complaint I have about these is that the rubber sole separates from the canvas upper right at my foot's flex point. The sole gets a little tear there which doesn't look very nice. This has happened to other "classic canvas shoes" like Chucks that I've had as well, so it's not a Vans-specific problem. I've had some success alleviating this problem by super gluing the rubber back on in the past, but your mileage may vary. These run true to your Brannock size (the contraption they measure with in the store), which does mean that they run a half size bigger than your average Nike shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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