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Vans Authentic™ Reviews

765 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 670 Authentic™ Vans Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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July 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

Classic. Comfortable. Good middleground between grey and black. Comes with both white and brown/gold shoelaces. Can be dressed up or down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 5, 2014

Carlos t

from República Dominicana

I love this kind of shoes, I have a slip on for the last two years and they really are the best of the best; now also I add to my closet the authentic Vans mono sun dried tomato and the color is more vivid than shown in the picture. Hopefully this review will be of help to other buyers, good luck! Also I like to give credit to www.zappos.com for their excellent work being too satisfied with the service provided, communicating every move that was made with the purchase, would recommend 100%.

Brands I'd also recommend: vans, puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 1, 2014

Alex R

from Paterson, NJ

For some reason they were really tight compared to other Vans. It must be that the fabric is a bit tougher/harder than the regular soft cloth Vans. Other than the annoying tightness they are cute...maybe by breaking them in they'll stop being so tight. Love Zappos service though! Fast and free!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 1, 2014

Adam M

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Great looking shoe that works especially well for summer. Fit is similar to other Vans Authentic styles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Superga, Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Lydia

from Georgia

These are my first pair of Vans, and I'm so happy with them. They're comfortable and versatile. I plan to get a couple more patterns of this style, for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Eddie B

from Joliet, IL

Fit is pretty true to size. Comfortable, but arch support could be better. I have falling arches, so I have to add inserts if I plan on wearing these all day. I would (and have) buy this brand again.

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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June 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Buffalo, New York

Shipped in two days. Great quality, looks just like picture. Enjoy the option of the yellow/black and white laces.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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June 19, 2014

MZ

from vegas

Got these as a gift for my mom and she says they are great. Only issue is they are about a half size too small. She stuffed a sock in the shoe to stretch it out because the next size up was unavailable. She didn't want to return them so she tried the sock trick. It has helped but in future I will get her a 7 in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 17, 2014

Kenda K

from Waimanalo, Hawaii

I purchased these for my eleven-year-old son. He loves them. He says, they are great for skating once you break them in a little. He did also say that he wishes they were a little more durable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 17, 2014

Taylor C

from Mississippi

I love my Vans! This is my second pair. I have this orthodic inserts and they for in there just perfect to make em even more comfy. And They shipped very fast!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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June 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Spokane, WA

Excellent shoe. The canvas is weathered and begins a little stiffer than normal Vans, but it loosens quickly. And the shoes look great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Canton, Ohio

My daughter loves these shoes! Great fit, totally comfortabe and affordable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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June 13, 2014

WendyA

from The web

I am totally into Vans. They are a great fitting shoe and they go with so much. These red white and blue ones are currently my favorite and I actually wore them today. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, but they don' have any arch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 10, 2014

Mark F

from San Antonio, TX

I have a hard time finding shoes in my size, but they had these in 16s. They fit great and are very light and comfy. The only downside is that the white bordering gets scuffed fairly easily, so you'll need to be wary of where you're walking. Other than that, it was well worth the cost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 8, 2014

Akeesha H

from Greensboro, NC

I got these for my son who is a huge Vans fan. He wears a size 13 so sometimes it's hard to find his size in the Vans store. We love the variety of colors that Zappos offers in his size. These are another great pair to add to his collection.

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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June 4, 2014

Frankie

 

Very cute print. These shoes are not meant for comfort, but are good to go out in as long as you don't have to do a lot of walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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June 2, 2014

Joseph R

from United States

I purchased these shoes for my girlfriend and she really thinks they are Fancy-Smancy. The shoes arrived promptly and without a hitch. I've already told numerous family members and friends about the excellent service and products Zappos has and I will definitely purchase from them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: None at this time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 1, 2014

Susan B

from Austin, Texas

These are such a great color, but I have to return. I have a wide 7.5 foot with a high arch and high instep. I had hoped since these are unisex sized they would be wide enough. I also have better luck with casual shoes that lace to accommodate the high instep. Ordered in size 8 which usually helps, too. Sadly no luck. Where the canvas is sewn at the base of the laces is too low and uncomfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 21, 2014

Kristen A

from San Diego , CA

Great purchase! Got these for my 14 year old daughter and when they arrived I noticed they had a small "water" stain on the top (even though they were clearly new). I emailed Zappos and asked how to do an even exchange and had a response immediately. The employee who helped me was amazing...they sent a new pair overnight and told me to simply keep the old pair. By far the best customer service I have ever come across. I would definitely be ordering from them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 19, 2014

Elisa C

from New York

I love the way these shoes look and get compliments on them all the time! The top part irritated the top of my right foot at first (under my big toe), but that seems to have fixed itself. Overall I really love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 18, 2014

Stephanie B

 

I love these! I used to wear another popular brand but find these have more room for my feet and my bunions are so much more comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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