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Vans Era Laceless Reviews

35 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

31 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes. Very comfortable, and if needed they do also accommodate laces.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/10/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

These shoes suck. The laceless design is a bit too loose on the foot so Vans added an extra piece of heel stiffener and fabric that is meant to do nothing but tear up socks at the heel then tear the skin off your heel. I have had 20-30 pair of Vans both lace-ups and slip-ons and these have been the worst by far.

Additional 15 Era Laceless Vans Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Randy K

from Salinas, California

Pretty comfy shoes, but found it necessary to use laces on the top two eyelets. You may want to drop a 1/2 size to keep it snug. I haven't found any issues that others are having with the heal. This is a stylish shoe to slip on and walk out the door.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Randy

from salinas, California

These shoes are legit! Very comfy kick back and chill shoe!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 16, 2011

Double V

from Chi-town

This is a stylish looking shoe. Quite comfortable. I thought about getting the laceless Converse, but I see a lot of people wear those. I thought it was going to be tight, so I ordered an 11 to give some room. But it was loose, so I ended up getting a 10.5. Still feels loose but that's what laceless feels like putting on slippers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

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

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Cute shoe. Fits true to size. It does rub your heels in the back but Vans makes a sock specifically for this shoe. I will buy more Vans.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2011

Julie K

from Oklahoma

Cute shoe! Have to wear socks with them. The back of the shoe is a little hard and did rub a blister on my heel the first time I wore them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Ordered a 6.5 (women’s) and we were unpleasantly surprised to find that the sizing is way too big (at least one whole size). It is puzzling since we have purchased similarly styled Vans (laceless) before in the same size. I will have to return them which is frustrating.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 10, 2011

Mike Q

from Chicago, IL

These shoes suck. The laceless design is a bit too loose on the foot so Vans added an extra piece of heel stiffener and fabric that is meant to do nothing but tear up socks at the heel then tear the skin off your heel. I have had 20-30 pair of Vans both lace-ups and slip-ons and these have been the worst by far.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 7, 2012

Andrew W

 

Let me start off by saying how fast Zappos was. I ordered the shoe at 6pm on 6/7 and they arrived at my doorstep on 6/8 at 9am. Zappos' next day shipping is insanely fast! The shoe is your typical classic vans shoe, which is exactly what I was looking for and if you're looking at these, I'm sure you've owned a pair in the past also. I have owned plenty of classic Vans shoes over the years and this new style is no different. I ordered the same size as I always wear and they fit perfectly, maybe the other reviewers didn't get the right size?... and like any other Vans shoe they take about a day to break in, but after that they are perfect. An added benefit to this style is that if they don't fit you just right (or want to switch up the style), you can add laces to tighten them up a bit.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2012

Tina C

from Oelwein, Iowa

I love my new shoes. You need to know you have to break them in, but once you do that you'll love them!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Riverside, California

My experience with Zappos was great! I know the word "seamless" is overused, but when you order from Zappos, that's what you can expect of the entire process.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 16, 2012

Michele A

from Florida

I bought these shoes because I love Vans but my foot is a little wide and I thought these would fit better. They do and I love them! I will probably get another pair soon. Thanks, Vans. I wore them to work today and they didn't hurt after 10 hrs on my feet. I usually have to wear Dansco's (I work at a hospital and am on my feet all day).

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome laceless shoe! I love this shoe. It's good for anything. I skate and these shoes are great. I think this shoe is suitable for anyone. Very comfortable... one drawback - the front does crease!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I bought these as a gift for my sister, the came on time and in perfect condition. Se loves them, overall a great experience

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Moneysota

Great shoe, a classic that will never go out of style! And zappos.com is great shipping and processing was real fast and efficient and it was Free shipping arrived in 3 days. Highly recommend getting shoes from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I liked the color of the shoes and the fact that they are lace less. If you are between sizes I suggest you go up. They fit snug on me with a thin sock. When I received the shoes some of the paint was missing on some of the grommets, and I considered returning them. However, my children convinced me that I was being too picky.

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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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Dan

from Texas

These shoes are great on style but you need to get them a size down. I usually wear 9s in Vans but if you want to wear these without laces you will need to get them tighter. I ended having to buy laces and wear them like regular Vans

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

Jan H

from Madison, WI

What a fun pair of shoes! I've received so many great comments even when I'm out shopping. Everyone asks where did you get those shoes! And I always say Zappos of course! Only one complaint, the stitching around the back is stiff and I've gotten a blister above the heel. I've stuck mole skin to the area and that helps. The shoes are stretching out already under the tongue so I may need laces eventually but I love them anyway.

Brands I'd also recommend: PF Flyers

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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 22, 2012

Shahe D

from Los Angeles

These are good looking shoes but are uncomfortable at the heel.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

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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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I typically wear Vans, but this pair was much heavier than usual and kinda bordering on clunky. The fit was all off. My heal slipped, but my toe came right to the edge. I did like the pinstripe styling, but decided to return it due to the cons.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

The shoes fit and look great, but after wearing for two weeks the fabric ripped all around where it is joined to the sole. Bummer.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought two pairs of these shoes and had to return both because both times the insole fell apart after only a few weeks.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 7, 2012

Ann

from Florida

Ouch....Ouch....Ouch! Fabric in the heel is deadly if you don't wear socks. Also, area on sides of shoe is stiff/un-padded and rubs skin raw. I LOVED the floral pattern and was very disappointed by the aforementioned flaws. Perhaps they (the VAN Co.) didn't test the shoe on real people first :-( When they re-tool the shoe with some comfort added for these areas of the foot, I'll buy them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds, Cons

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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February 4, 2013

Amanda

from Las Vegas

Awesome shoe for on the go & needing something to just slip on. Don't throw a fit because the shoe squeaks when you walk. Wear it a few times & it goes away. I did get a little blister when I first wore it but again after wearing it a few times, it went away.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I bought these for my 10 year old son and we both love them. I was looking to replace his traditional black slip on vans but wanted to get something a little different. I was really excited to see these while browsing the web. They are convenient for my son because he is able to slip them on like is old ones but with a fresh look. The black on white looks really nice and they are very versatile. I was a little hesitant to order them since I couldn't find them in the store to try on first but decided to go for it. To my surprise the shipping ended up being fast and free and my son was able to wear them on his first day of school.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans Converse

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

These shoes are awesome, but I did have to put some laces in them for show.

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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