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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

752 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

722 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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30 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 732 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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April 3, 2015

Anonymous

 

This was a gift for my granddaughter and she loves them! Color is beautiful. However, it a tye-dye so colors on the top of the shoe don't match.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2015

Christine C

from Palo Alto, California

These are great looking shoes, but it seems to me that the heel area is more loose than expected (even when the toe area is the perfect size). This causes me to always have to retie the shoe otherwise I get the uncomfortable flip-flop effect. Please note that if you have high arches like me, the sole itself is not great at all, so you need some sort of ortho shoe inserts. My last comment is that the way that the shoes are designed, those thick ankle socks will definitely show. I don't know if some people like that sort of look, but I definitely don't, so keep that thought in mind if your wardrobe only consists of ankle socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 26, 2015

Kathryn J

from Kentucky

I send these to my nephew every year. Every time he receives them he says awesome. He has received to date at least 4 pair. He says they are his professional shoes. They are comfy. His new request is another pair but a more professional pair, Vans in Denver Bronco colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2015

Kelly

from United States

I absolutely love these shoes. I got the pink suede, and the color is as picture. These are my first pair of Vans, and they won't be my last!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2015

Mike D

 

Nice shoes that met my expectations. I am a size 12 but had to return the 12's and get 13's as the 12's were much too snug. They are taking some time to break in unlike my other pairs of Vans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Tigers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Winter Park, FL

Super cool shoes. No arch support but super stylish. Fun to throw together with an outfit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2015

Garrett K

from Philadelphia, PA

I think they're good shoes but I don't know for sure. I purchased them in my regular size, but since they're unisex sized you might want to purchase half a size down. They don't fit!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2015

Janice O

from Yucca Valley CA

This shoe is true to size and very comfortable. It's also a sharp looking shoe that dresses up even a pair of jeans. And as always, Zappos service was impeccable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Chico, Ca.

Love the colour - deep brown, almost black. Zappos is the best thing that ever happened to me. No more shopping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2015

Anonymous

from Springfield MO

This shoe is another winning in the Vans Authentic category! The blue is very bold and bright, and the red is the perfect accent! Fits exactly like all other shoes from the Vans Authentic line.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2015

Howard F

from Lancaster, CA

Shoes are great. Bought them as a gift for my wife and she loves them. Beyond no complaints about the shows, we love the exceptional service that Zappos has provided each and every time we order. Can always count on super fast delivery, often faster than promised when ordered. Great prices and quick to fix any problem. One of the best internet sellers out there!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2015

Maya c

 

These shoes come in all prints. You can dress them up keep them casual and even for play. There is no right age. I have them and everyone is jealous. Great for most seasons but best for spring and fall.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2015

Anonymous

 

Look very cute, but the sizing didn't work out for me. Either they are running small, or the rubber sole kind of comes on top of my toes, and doesn't leave wiggle room when I walk. Had to return them, since they don't carry half sizes, and going one size up was too big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 6, 2015

Lori H

from Ruston, LA

We were so happy to find the exact shoe we were looking for when our size was sold out everywhere else! It was so easy to order and received the delivery with in about 4 days. Will order from here again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2015

Anonymous

 

It's a classic but done up. Can't go wrong with the Vans Authentic. The colors and style go well with jeans, capris, or shorts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

Love these shoes! The first pair had a slight issue with them so I called. The representative I spoke with was incredibly helpful. They replaced my pair within 2 days! Their customer service is second to none. My new pair is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2015

Desirea C

from San Francisco, California

I really love the look of these shoes, but they are so uncomfortable. I wore them for one day, and I feel like my feet are completely bruised. There is a large and very hard arch in these shoes. I feel like I've been walking around with a river rock glued to me feet. I wish I could return these, but I already wore them outside. They are just so painful.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 8, 2015

Seth D

 

My mother-in-law purchased these for me as a Christmas gift. They have a cool, low-profile vibe, yet accommodate my wide foot without looking wide. They are comfortable, supportive, and stylish--all at the same time. Two thumbs up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2015

Rey

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

These are great shoes, shoes like Vans are classic and will never fade! Zappos is in the top five online shopping for sure, shipping is fast and free!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2014

Doris N

from T.V

I love all my shoes for Zappos. I wish I can buy more. I told all my family about them so now they are going to order some so thank you Zappos. I don't go to the mall any more for shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers all the way

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Shilton

from Philadelphia, PA

Love these shoes! They're low profile and casual. I wear them all the time! The color is true to the picture. I find that these run a little big so I went down a half size - it was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Alright, I don't usually write reviews, but I'm so happy with this pair that I'm going to make an exception. I bought a pair of these about 2.5 years ago, and they still look fantastic. I usually wear these without socks, and they've still held up nicely. What's really great about these is that once they eventually get really dirty, you can throw them in the washing machine. I did this just recently, and they came out looking all but brand new. The glue that attaches the insole seems to have broken down because of this (I've washed them 3-4 times now), but it's not really an issue – most shoes have removable insoles anyway. Also, very comfortable. They aren't designed to support your feet in the same way that a pair of Nikes are though, so if that's what you're used to, expect to spend a few days getting used to them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great! My son loves these Vans. The one thing that is worth mentioning is that the rubber sole is grey colored. You can't really tell that it is grey from the photo.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 8, 2014

Larry M

 

Love them, bought a second pair. Fit as expected. I take a mens 9 1/2 and order as women's 11. I recommend them for a comfortable sneaker, and cool colors too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Louisiana

I bought these in the American Flag pattern and could not be happier. It doesn't get better than that. I've trekked through Nashville, New Orleans, and several not so clean streets in between and they still look brand new. So comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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