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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

798 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%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"

765 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 778 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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June 22, 2016

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Nice shoe. However, difficult to fit as these seem to be men's sizes and too roomy for a non wide foot. Too bad-love the stripes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2016

Chelly H

from Melbourne Florida

I'm female and wanted to match a pair of Vans I have that enable me to wear short (below the ankle) socks without looking dorky. I have to wear orthotic inserts which require socks. So after Zappos so kindly sent me a pair of Vans "Authentic" and a pair of Vans "Era," I realize that on both models, the laces are much lower on the top of the foot, and the sides are much lower, meaning my white shorty socks are pretty high up and- yep- it looks really dorky. So to get a pair of Vans that look okay with shorty socks, stick to an Atwood style of Vans. Also, the toe box is significantly lower on the Authentics than on the Atwood, with less room above the toe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2016

Rebecca S

from Vermont

These are my happy shoes! Adorable print, typical Vans, true-to-size fit. No, no arch support (why only 4 stars for comfort), but they're not meant for walking. Fast shipping from Zappos, as always.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 25, 2016

Judi C

 

I bought these for my granddaughter's 14th birthday. I understand she has worn them everyday since getting them. Now that's a 5 Star rating!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2016

Anonymous

from Rockingham, NC

Bought these for my 10-year old granddaughter after the slip-on style proved much too narrow. By the time I re-ordered the tie style (a day later) she had changed her mind about wanting the "doughnut shoes" and wanted these instead (because they are pink, her favorite color). These shoes are a hit, they fit perfect on her slightly wide foot. She wears a big kids size 4 but I ordered an adult size 5 for this style and they fit fine. She says she plans to wear them every day until school is out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2016

Alfredo M

from Miami Florida

Really good and comfortable shoes, casual for short or jeans overall nice shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2016

Anonymous

 

These cannot be beat! Authentics are the way to go, for Vans! I wanted the floral print, but they did not have my size 10... I had never tried the Authentics before, so I went with a 9.5, just hoping they would fit because I HAD TO HAVE THE FLORAL PRINT! They fit me PERFECT! I wear 10's in other Vans styles, so I would say these run a 1/2 size bigger because they fit like 10's. I feel like these run a BIT wider, perhaps? I struggle with width... but these fit perfectly, and they did not feel like I would need to 'break them in' like the other styles I have worn. 10/10! I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2016

Anonymous

 

VERY glittery!! I bought these thinking they would have a slight shimmer and they were straight glitter. Pretty shoe, but not for a 30-something year old like me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2016

Linda S

from Larkspur, CA

These are very cute shoes, but oddly sized. I normally wear an 8½M, but with this shoe my heel slipped right out when I walked. I got the size 8M but they are a little snug. I am still not sure if I will keep these. I like them to fit right out of the box.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 8, 2016

Rene C

from Florida

I love these shoes. Very comfortable. I need wide shoes for comfort and since these are unisex, they seem roomier. I love zappos. No regrets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2016

Mike A

 

Not for wide feet. After a month-long attempt with one size because I love the look so much, I tried a hail-mary going up a 1/2 size to no avail. Feels okay for an hour or two, maybe even a day at the office. But walk the dog or do something that requires 20-30 minutes of walking and you'll quickly understand why this shoe is not going to work anatomically. Still rating high because it looks and feels great, at least at the beginning. Can't blame the shoes for my wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2016

Tanja

from Centralia, WA

Shoes were exactly as expected. (Bought as a gift) Great product, good price, fast and free shipping. Overall, A+ and highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2016

Kelly H

from Naugatuck,CT

I loved getting these shoes from Zappos. The customer service was amazing and even got a hand written thank you card for my purchase for my sons 1st birthday donut themed party. These shoes were perfect and loved by all. Comfortable and such a cute design with the donuts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2016

Heather F

from Encinitas, California

My 13 year old son wears these daily - has them in lots of colors. They fit true to size. While Vans are not known to have a lot of arch support, it is a non-issue. Worn all day, every day and no complaints. They are stylish, washable and durable. The color is a nice alternative to black or grey - a good neutral.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike Skate Shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2016

Anonymous

from Huntington Beach, CA

My husband likes these so much, he ordered another pair - a blue slip-on. He wears these every chance he gets!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

The shoes feel pretty good and they look great. It's a very rich black and the gold makes it really stand out even if it's over all very simple design.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Love Vans shoes, especially the ones that have an extra little something that gives them character. I usually wear an 8 or 8.5, with Vans I go up to the 8.5. Little to no arch support, but I have high arches and that doesn't pose a problem for me with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2015

Henry H

from Sacramento, California

After purchasing the Vans slip-on shoes from Zappos and loving them, I decided to try the Vans Authentic. I like the shoes, so much that I do not wear them that often. They are definitely attractive and comfortable. The shoes can be dressed up or down and provide the comfort I need. This shoe is so popular, everyone who owns a pair or two cannot be wrong. Try them!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2015

Kellie B

from Maryland

These shoes were a great substitute look when the Disney Villain Vans were unavailable. However, my son has worn these, in conjunction with another pair of shoes (so not wearing them everyday), for just a few months and the seams along both sides of both shoes started ripping and separating within about 6 weeks of owning the shoes. He didn't bring it to my attention until recently, but I'm not impressed with these Vans. It's not worth it to buy a shoe that's just going to need to be replaced in a very few months!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 7, 2015

Darren T

 

Excellent match for my Mr. Roger's costume. They claim they are Medium width, but I wear a 14 wide and the pair of size 14 I got from here were a comfortable fit; I didn't need to go up a size like I sometimes do with other brands. They are designed for lounging around or skate boarding, but I ran a 5 mile street race in them; they held up for the run, but they are definitely not a long term, intense running or walking shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 23, 2015

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

Zappos is awesome to work with. The shoes were exactly as stated, arrived on time, discovered they were the wrong size, they make returning a breeze.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2015

Anonymous

from NJ

I love these shoes! I just ordered my second pair since the Digi Floral was getting a bit out of season. I usually hate wearing shoes without socks, but these seemed to work out just fine. I have lived in them during this transitional season since they look so great with crop/ankle jeans. Just received my Guate Stripe pair - absolutely adorable. But be warned if you are obsessive about patterns lining up. the front of the two shoes will not be the same. At first I was not sure that I would be OK with that - but seriously when do you ever stand with your feet together?!?!?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2015

Anne N

from London, UK

I've been a Vans fan for a while, and bought these to replace an older, worn-out pair of slip ons. I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly. Style-wise, they're great - classic and cute but not overly trendy. I bought the grey wool/flannel which is great for fall. Exactly what I wanted and as I expected they'd be. Fast shipping from Zappos as always.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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