Vans Authentic™ Reviews

846 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 776 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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