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Vans Bali Reviews

70 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

62% "No arch support"

69 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/6/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These Vans are incredibly comfortable, like the most comfy shoes you've ever worn. They are not great for people who are on their feet all day, since they don't have a lot of support.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/4/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

The rubber is separating from the canvas where the shoe creases, right above the ball of the foot, on both shoes. I have only worn the shoes 3 times to my office desk job. I don't believe these shoes are durable in any sense. I advise against purchasing these shoes, especially if they are not on sale.

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern California

I love these shoes. They are so comfortable and feel like broken in classic slipons. Since fit is more roomy than the classics, I went a half size smaller than usual.

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Tanya C

from Denver, CO

I bought these for my 10 year old son since he hates to tie his shoes. So I thought they would be good for colder weather. He seems to really like them and they have held up well so far.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

October 22, 2011

Jason C

from Ohio

These are probably one of my favorite pairs of shoes that I have ever owned. There is no better feeling than slipping into a shoe that feels like a house slipper but still feels exactly a way a shoe is meant to feel. Make sure you get a size smaller than normal, these tend to run big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 12, 2011

J.C.M.

from Georgia

Classic look. Comfortable. Signature gummy sole. Simple. Good summer shoe. Be sure to order them a half size smaller. I'm usually a 10.5 in other brands but Vans run large. I ordered a 10 and they fit nicely.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Shuang C

from Cambridge, MA

So since these are "Easy Fit", aka roomier than their classic fit, I had to size down to 9.5 from my normal 10, but other than that they are decent. The black one with the blue highlights is not as nice as I hoped since the blue highlights weren't that visible, but whatever.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 15, 2011

Brian A

from San Diego

Vans always makes good shoes. These are wider than original Vans, very comfy. They were delivered 1 day after I ordered them online. Zappos is good like that.

Brands I'd also recommend: sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great! They do run big, though, so order a size .5 smaller. I bought these for my boyfriend and he says they are the most comfortable pair of Vans he has ever owned. I was skeptical until I slipped them on for myself. He was so right! These are really foamy on the bottom and the fabric is not the heavy canvas that normal Vans are. Of course, this may mean that they do not withstand as much wear-and-tear as normal Vans might, but he's not using these for running around a skate park, so they should last quite fine.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

Super comfortable, but make sure you buy them slightly smaller than your normal size. I am a 13 and these shoes were falling off my feet in that size! Take out the insoles to get the closest you can possibly get to walking barefoot.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 19, 2010

Anonymous

from Southern California

As usual Zappos does it again! Very happy with the purchase, service and convenience.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

S.B.

from California

Best "house shoes" ever. These things are awesome. I got the sherpa fleece lined ones for the winter to be used as slippers basically. The only thing I don't care for is the material Vans chose to use for the insole - it's not cloth lined and instead is just a dense foam so they tend to stick to your socks and not breathe as well unfortunately. The insoles are super comfy however and the outsoles are a pretty low-profile fit making this shoe feel very comfortable right out the box. I wouldn't bother wearing these as normal shoes but as house shoes they can't be beat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dickies

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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  

September 28, 2011

Cliff N

from Mesa, AZ

Great casual shoe to wear with shorts and no socks. The insole lost its cushion after a couple of weeks. Had to replace with an aftermarket insole.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

May 21, 2011

Alex K

from Pine Mountain, Georgia

They're well-made compared to other shoes of this type/price. They seem not that comfortable but most people, myself included, wear or are going to wear them without socks and few shoes feel comfortable without socks -- don't be deterred by people saying they're uncomfortable. With socks, they're comfortable. Not much arch support but honestly do you expect arch support on a shoe like this? In my mind, the person buying this shoe isn't old enough to be concerned with that. For people concerned with sizing, I did this and got the right size in one try: I found shoes that I already had that are on Zappos -- for me, Onitsuka Tigers -- so I knew what size I wore in those. I then looked at reviews for those shoes and found that they're considered to be 1/2 size smaller than marked, so I consider my size adjusted to 9.5. That's the size I followed. These shoes are said to be 1/2 larger than marked so I ordered 9 and they fit perfectly. In hindsight this seems like common sense but it took me one failed order on other shoes to realize that it isn't that difficult to guess size.

Brands I'd also recommend: any other vans. also nike ctr 360 for soccer cleats--very comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 16, 2011

Sam C

from Michigan

Bought these about 3 months ago, I absolutely love these! They are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Also, they're much more durable than I expected. There is, however, one downside to these shoes. I've tried to walk long distances in these and I can tell you, don't do it. After about a mile, my ankles started killing me and the back part of my feet hurt. Regardless, these are a very comfortable shoe and I would recommend these to anybody.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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

 

Shoes looks and feels great. Size seems to run about 1/2 size larger then the vans I replaced.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These are my first pair of slip-on shoes by Vans and I am definitely impressed. Have been wanting to buy a pair for some time and after receiving these will definitely be looking into getting some more.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 4, 2011

Anonymous

from West Palm Beach

Comfortable? You bet! Issues however they get relatively hot and the sole inserts will pop out. A pain in the butt. Honestly disappointed.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Jeff D

from Orange County, CA

The rubber is separating from the canvas where the shoe creases, right above the ball of the foot, on both shoes. I have only worn the shoes 3 times to my office desk job. I don't believe these shoes are durable in any sense. I advise against purchasing these shoes, especially if they are not on sale.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 18, 2014

Seth

 

Had to go a full size smaller then I normally would! I love these things! I've only had them a week. But they are super comfortable for beating around town between those short hikes to the shore - whatever you desire really. All the reviews recommend 1/2 size down - but every pair of Vans I own I wear an 11. Tried the 10.5 but my heel would escape the shoe with every step so I had to downsize one full size to the 10 - fits like a glove! I got the multi color print for keep things funky and it has garnished lots of compliments and some strange looks but they're pretty rad and to each his own I can't just get another pair of black/grey kicks, these shoes evoke a fun lifestyle so jazz it up with some color!

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2012

Brenner

from austin texas

Great shoes worth every penny, If your looking for shoes that look sweet and are comfortable buy them. I use them for longboarding and they work great.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I had to return these. Nice looking shoes and comfy interior but, as others have said, the sizing is weird. Actually, they are only larger in width. They are surprisingly shorter in length. If you have long narrow feet these do not fit well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great looking comfortable shoes. They are not too sturdy. I made it six weeks before they wore out.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 21, 2015

Anonymous

from Carlsbad, Calif.

I had recently purchased Vans in two other colors and slightly different style. They were true to size. This particular Van style was a half size smaller than marked. I returned them and reordered the same style in a half size larger than I normally wear. They were a perfect fit.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 2, 2015

Bill B

from Chattanooga, TN

Very comfortable, great value shoe. I've had to hold back senselessly ordering more just for the colors. I will certainly get more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2014

Keith P

from Prescott, Arizona

These slippers are great. Zappos Rocks! Thanks guys, I almost exclusively order from you now for my goods. Thanks all!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Reston, Virginia

These shoes are great! I definitely found that the shoes were a bit larger (length and width) than advertised, however they are definitely comfortable and feel like house slippers when they are actually casual sneakers. I recommend this for spring, summer, or fall wear.

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

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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