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Vans Kids Authentic (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 18 Authentic (Little Kid/Big Kid) Vans Kids Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2011

Debra S

from Long Beach, CA

My daughter loves this shoe. She was disappointed when we went to the Vans store and they only carried it in "adult" size. Same exact color, but in her size.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Hattiesburg,MS

These shoes are great, my son loves them and everyone has been asking where did we get them. We also got the yellow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ralph Lauren

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Pearland, Texas

Great pair of shoes. My son loves them. He believes the flames makes him run faster.

Brands I'd also recommend: converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2011

Wanda W

from Lincoln, CA

I ordered the shoes for my daughter for Christmas. They were a good price and they shipped within 3 days. I was very happy with Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2010

Chris

from Manning

Great shoe, just what the toddler ordered! My daughter has a dress code and needed a solid color sneaker for school. These shoes are perfect: good-looking, comfortable (for a discriminating six year old), and great for running around at recess.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2010

Anonymous

 

I purchased there shoes for my granddaughter, and she really likes them. They fit her narrow feet and are light and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2010

Cari M

from Santa Maria, CA

I bought these for my 21 year old daughter (she has very tiny feet) in a size 4. They are a little big for her, so I would say that the sizes are not true to size. If you would normally wear a 4 you may want to go down to a 3.5. Even though these are a bit big for her, she has worn them several times and gotten a lot of compliments. The color is a deep purple (very pretty) and they are super comfortable. The price at Zappos is great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2009

Anonymous

from Temecula, California

Service - This is the first time I have ordered from Zappos. I will order again. The shoe was on back-order and Zappos contacted me when they came in. The service was excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2009

Anonymous

from Los Angeles California

I bought the beige pair; they are so adorable, unfortunately very uncomfortable. I only wear them when I know I won't be walking much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 21, 2009

Alex G

from Texas

These are absolutely perfect!! Very Classy!! I have really small legs (about 12.5 in around). I have to layer my socks BUT out of everything that I've tried, these fit and look the best! I'm very happy with these!! They are pretty comfortable too! Highly recommended!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

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Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2011

D

 

Nice shoe, my daughter likes them. I would prefer more cushion but they're not for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2008

Anonymous

from SAN DIEGO, CA

Blue Jewel Vans Kids Shoes - I love this shoe!!!! It was little uncomfortable but it looked great!!! I wore white socks with them when I first got them and the dye turned them blue! It comes clean in the washing machine though. Not sure if they're washable... but you could maybe try hand-washing in cold water.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 19, 2012

Lisa

from New England

I bought these for my 9 year old son. After a seamless exchange (thanks Zappos) I got the correct size. They seem to run rather big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

My son loves these shoes! The shoes do run big, so I had to size down a full size from his normal size, but Zappos' great customer service dept took care of us!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Temecula,CA

Great pair of sneakers. Have been holding up to being worn by my son day in and day out. He says they are very comfortable and I will definitely purchase this brand again if he wants them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 5, 2015

Krystin R

 

I bought these for my 8 year old son, on the autism spectrum. He LOVES RED, and needed to learn to tie shoes. He really enjoys wearing them, though, he still has a crocs preference. These are super cute and easy to put on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago

My son loves them. They seem half size too small but luckily I brought them one size bigger so they actually happen to fit him perfectly, no growing room though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 21, 2015

Christa

from Andover, MA

My son loves these shoes for both the style and comfort. I do have a couple of important notes: 1) Vans tend to run large (he wears a full size larger in Nikes, for example). 2) These shoes are designed more for boarding or hanging around. My son made the mistake of wearing them for PE at school one day and said his feet were pretty sore afterwards. 3) These took a day or two to break in. I was a little worried because he came home from school saying his feet really hurt after the first day, but now he says they are "so comfortable."

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Independence, Missouri

Bought these for my 9 year old granddaughter and she loves them! They almost have a camp look from a distance and then you notice they are cats so cute. The fit seems to run in the normal to slightly smaller than usual size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

My son wears a 1.5 in another style of Vans so I ordered that size in these, then returned them and got a half size smaller, and now I'm going to have to return those and get another half size smaller. They're really great shoes, seem high quality, but I don't understand why people are saying they're true to size, because they are at least a full size off from other Vans shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

Cute! My daughter's been wearing them for just a few weeks, so I can't comment on their durability, but there didn't seem to be a breaking-in period. And my friends get all nostalgic when they see the Vans label, which is fun.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Memphis, TN

Super cute! But run really big! My daughter wears a 6 or 6.6 in adult shoes so we thought a 4 would work. She has outgrown her size 3 Converse or again we thought a 4 would work but we tried a 4 and even a 3.5 and they were both two large. We finally went with a 3 and it fit with a little extra room. They are super cute and have good support. We compared them to a similar shoe from Target and the quality of support and fit was vastly different in the Vans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Keds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 20, 2014

Danielle

from Santa Clara, California

Simple, yet darling little shoes, yep I said darling! Besides the my 'Aunt Bee' word choice, I think these shoes are an effective and cost efficient way to dress your tot, at least until their feet stop growing at such astronomical rates. Vans are one of few companies that make shoes for toddlers and preschoolers that are under price and come in half sizes. So it see it as a win-win.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse all-star

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 30, 2013

Fan Y

from United States

Got the shoes this morning and love the color but it is little bit big on me. I usually wear women 5/youth 3, but I bought that is 2.5 Y and shouldn't be big. It is really comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 21, 2013

Ruben G

from San Diego

Excellent shoe (Vans Kids Authentic) and Zappos.com was the right place for me to order. They were not only fast and courteous but they made sure I knew how to get hold of them in case of any dissatisfaction with the product. Zappos.com is great, fast, and they care about the customers satisfaction. My Grandson Tanner is enjoying the "best" shoes he has had ever...and he never had to leave the house to get them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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