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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

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Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 322 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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May 28, 2013

Anonymous

from jersey

Been wearing vans authentic for years, they're super comfortable and a great value. This color way with the laces was a new one for me, the blue really pops.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 24, 2013

Caroline S

from California

I love these! They are the Vans I used to wear as a kid, but yellow! The color is bright and makes me smile every time I look at my feet. They are cute with jeans, shorts, capris, maybe even skirts/dresses but I haven't tried that yet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 24, 2013

Gay L

from Lower Lake, California

Love my retro vans. The color is a beautiful salmon. I did change the shoe laces to white. The leather seamed a little bulky. They came with brown cloth laces also. I just prefer the white. I ended up sizing up a half size. I wasn't sure because of the rounded toe but it worked out better for me. As always GREAT service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 22, 2013

Michelle S

from Little Silver, NJ

This is my millionth pair of Authentic Vans. These are taking a while to break in and I keep getting blisters - ouch. But I am getting a lot of compliments on the sweet design/pattern. Will continue to buy Vans from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 22, 2013

Lucia B

from Florida

I bought this for my teen and he loves them! They are comfortable and true to size. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 20, 2013

Aaron B

from Arkansas

I'm definitely a "VanBoy" for Vans shoes, this pair was my 16 pair. Festival season is getting ready to kick off for me and these remind me of all the hippie backpacks and hoodies I see there. The material is thicker than the normal canvas material that Vans come in. This was great for me because the upper is usually the first thing to go for me. Overall this is a great shoe no matter what color they are, but I have gotten a lot of compliments on them.

Brands I'd also recommend: sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 20, 2013

Dom F

 

Great shoes. They are just as awsome as all my other pairs of vans era. Two bits of warning though. They are a little bit more pink and purple than they look in the picture and they match nothing. I would suggest jeans or cargo shorts with a solid colored top. Although they are hard to match with, I get a lot of compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2013

Trey

 

These shoes look good, but don't try to skate in them. Wasn't looking for a skate shoe out of these, but tried it the other day for the cruise into work and they weigh about 10 lbs a piece. Other than that, they're great all around shoes. Color is rad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 14, 2013

A

from Wisconsin

Vans is for sure my favorite brand of shoes. Ever. I've had various styles throughout the years, more recently owning a couple pairs of Authentic, a pair of the canvas slip ons, and a pair of TNT by Tony Trujillo. It's a brand I keep going back to because I've never had a problem with the quality, and though they aren't built like, say, a running shoe I still feel they're very comfortable and have decent support for the average foot. Especially after a few wears. I wear a women's size 10.5 in all Vans, and feel they're true to size as I also wear 10.5 in other brands of sneakers, such as PF Flyers (my favorite brand for high tops). As for the width, I feel they're also true. Years ago I tried on a pair of Keds because they were on sale but felt they run quite narrow. The Keds would have fit fine in a wide width, but they don't make size 10.5 and the 11 was too big. I've had no issues like that with Vans. So unless you're a hardcore skater (when I skated I preferred styles made with suede/leather for more stability and durability,) a pair of Authentics or their other canvas styles are great for everyday wear. I think they're a better canvas shoe than Keds because they're far more substantial feeling and have better traction. And as if the comfort wasn't good enough, Vans always has an amazing selection of colors and prints!

Brands I'd also recommend: PF Flyers, DC

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Roanoke VA

These are so cute. I get tons of compliments on them every time I wear them. They have a lot of colors and go with everything. I normally wear size 9 or 9.5 and got these in size 8, but probably could have worn size 7.5. They are big but I like them comfy so kept them. Very cute and you can just toss them in the washer as needed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Alegria, Old Gringo, Justin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Nampa, Idaho

This was my first time ordering for Zappos and they were awesome. Plus I received my purchased the next day and who doesn't love that. I will definitely order again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 7, 2013

Dave Z

from NYC

Nice alternative to the more "standard" greenish-blue color. For some reason these fit a little bit more snugly than my other 10 1/2 Vans but maybe it's all in my head. Great shoe, great color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Alpharetta, GA

Classic kicks from a classic SoCal brand. Great shoes to mob about in. Dress them up or down. Can't go wrong with them for the summer time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Lincoln, NE

My daughter is thrilled with these shoes! The purchase more than met our expectations, and we plan to shop Zappos frequently.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado

I love these shoes so much. My 4th pair of Vans I've bought this year and last year. I accidentally got a size too big though. But they still look great and are super comfy. I'm sure if I actually got the right size and didn't zone out on that part, they would be 100% perfect to me. But if you're going to buy these, I would get a product to water proof them, or a shoe cleaner for them. They get dirty really easy. Other than that, I love the color. I changed my shoe laces from white to Hot pink Vans laces, once I got tired of the white. Love 'em. They're my favorite Vans so far.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 26, 2013

Mary M

from Dallas, Texas

I love Van's because there is a wide range of colors and the shoe is comfortable with plenty of support while still being fun. So far I have purple and this blue but I'll be adding more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2013

Aaron

from Des Moines

Zappos never disappoints. I am a huge fan of the classic Vans, great shoes for a great price. I got what I needed in just 2 days and I am very satisfied. I will definitely continue to make purchases to Zappos. Best service on the net, hands down. Thank you for another great addition to my Vans collection!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2013

Allie S

from Denver

These shoes are great! The color is a little more purple and a little less red than it would appear in the picture but overall a fantastic, high quality pair of shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: TOMS,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 23, 2013

Monica

from APO

Perfect shoe for summer. I bought these for vacation. Comfortable enough to walk in all day. Love that they come in so many colors. Looking forward to buying more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 17, 2013

Lua

from United States

I ordered the color black/tawny port colored shoes because they looked wonderful in the pictures and the reviews were great, but I still didn't expect anything fantastic. However, I was blown away when I received my shoes 4 days after my initial order. When I opened the box, I was completely blown away. The shoes looked EXACTLY like the ones in the pictures and the reviews were true to their word. These shoes are wonderfully comfortable and fit perfectly. Not to mention that the colors aren't faded in the least and they look amazing. The shoes are flexible enough for basic gym class and the material seems strong and durable. I am a 16 year old girl who is 5"4' and weighs 105 pounds. Normally I wear a boot with about a 2 inch heel, but for now on I believe that I'll be ordering these in their place. I'll definitely be ordering another pair in a different color soon!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 13, 2013

Russell a

 

This is another great Vans Authentic shoe. They were a bit stiff at first, but loosen up well after a few wears. I love the look of these different laces and the color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 12, 2013

Jerry P

from Adams, NY

Love these shoes. Got them next day. Wore them to work for casual Friday. My first Van's since my son would not share his. Comfort all day long! Will buy again! Zappos has great service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 11, 2013

B.R.

from Chicago, IL

I love these shoes! I bought the Port Royale color with black laces, and I absolutely adore them. My arches are a bit lower in general, so I like the feel of flat shoes, but they're definitely not for everyone. Personally, I can wear these all day and my feet feel fine at the end of the day. The color is just fantastic and they work with most shades of colored skinny jeans. (Except, of course, if you're trying to match red skinnies with red shoes... Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

After purchasing my first pair of Vans Authentic, I went back to Zappos for another. These sneaks are more comfortable and cooler than your basic keds, in my humble opinion. They're classic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 25, 2013

Anonymous

from pennsylvania

My first order and it was so simple. The price was great and I got the order quickly. My daughter loves the shoes. I will definitely order again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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