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Vans Authentic™ Slim Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 12 Authentic™ Slim Vans Reviews

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July 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Tucson, AZ

I surprised my 19-year old daughter with yet another cool pair of Vans. She might have close to the entire selection by now. She loved these. Great color. And I scored big points for being the coolest Mom around. And you're not cool until a teenager says you're cool.

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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May 15, 2014

Sylvia

 

Bought these in light grey with white dots and I absolutely love them. They look great and feel great also. I used them more than I use my regular sneakers as these go with everything and feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 22, 2014

Donna l

from dallas

Just the right amount of sole. I find the skinnier version of Vans too much like keys. And the original version is too clunky for me. These have the perfect feel. The first 2 times you wear them they are a bit stiff, but they soften up after that and are much more comfy. I switched out the laces with a boot lace from Target to get that jcrew look.

Brands I'd also recommend: jack purcell by converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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April 21, 2014

Norma

from RGV, Texas

The first time wearing these shoes, they dug and cut into the back of my ankle like crazy! After that healed up, I used a file to soften up the fabric and tied my shoes a bit tighter than I had at the beginning...now they are SUPER comfortable; I can wear them every single day.

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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Felt true to width

 

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April 1, 2014

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I'm not usually a casual sneakers kind of girl; I prefer flats, sandals, or heels, however I bought this in the cream/white combo and absolutely love them. They run true to size and are very comfortable. They look cute with jeans or leggings and I have received so many compliments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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March 24, 2014

Rhonda

from Raleigh, NC

These are great shoes, I get compliments on them every time I wear them! As is typical for Vans, they're a little flat-soled, so I use an arch support insert.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 11, 2014

Maria M

from Florida

I really like these shoes. They're comfortable and look good with jeans as well as shorts. I have 2 other pairs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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March 3, 2014

Alla D

from Spokane, WA

My first order of this shoe was too big, so I returned them for a 1/2 size down. I printed the return tag on a Saturday and my new pair was here on the following Tuesday! That is excellent customer service! As for the shoes, they fit and feel great on my feet. I will order from Zappos.com 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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Moderate arch support

 

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February 28, 2014

SoCal M

from Westlake Village, CA

Yes, yes and one more yes! I raised my son in Vans and now that I'm a 47 year old empty nester, my son has finally rubbed off on me. I love these sneakers! They're mirrored off the authentic style, but much slimmer - so you won't feel like you're trying to look like a teenager. The best way to describe them is like a boat shoe - remember those as a kid? Perfect to run around town in your rolled up jeans. Really actually comfortable too. I changed out the laces to white to make them even more casual. I'm a Converse Jack Purcell gal, but I think these are my new favs! Oh, and thanks Zappos for getting them to me so quickly. I think I might have to go buy another pair in a different color!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Converse, Simple

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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January 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Rural PA

These sneakers were a gift for my wife. She noticed them at Zappos while in the process of purchasing another pair of Van's for a friend. Nice color, and comfortable. I mistakenly purchased the incorrect size, but after printing a shipping label on Zappos site, I exchanged them for the correct size at no further cost to me. The new sneaks arrived in TWO days, and I hadn't returned the first pair yet! Now that's service! Thanks Zappos, I'll be a return customer.

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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January 3, 2014

Donna K

from Chattanooga, Tennessee

I ordered these shoes for my daughter for Christmas. She loved the style, and the fit was perfect. She said they are really comfortable.

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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December 31, 2013

N. W

from Arlington, TX

My teen granddaughter gave me a list of her Christmas gift wants and emailed me a picture of these shoes (how easy is that?). She was delighted and everyone loved the colorful shoes. Delivery on time as promised!

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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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love them. Not especially supportive, but better than Chucks. The polka dots are super super cute and love the slim design.

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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November 24, 2013

Sil

from San Diego, CA

I love Vans the are always so unique and these ones are extra special, the colors, do match with many colors. Also they are comfortable and just love them! 100% love for them! Just one thing if you are a first time Vans user go to your local store and try them before order!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, doc martens

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

 

Poor Support

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September 9, 2013

Tressa O

from Kailua, Hawaii

I absolutely love these shoes! The first size didn't fit so I had to return for a larger size. I was regretting having to do that! Surprise! Easy as 1,2,3. Zappos, you all rock. I was ordering shoes for my 17 yr old (size 16 :oD). We get them from you all because we can't find his size here in Hawaii. I started looking around and wouldn't ya know it? I found DAISY'S. So happy.

Brands I'd also recommend: all

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 15, 2013

Judy G

from Florence, AL

Got two pair of shoes for my granddaughters for the holidays, they love them! Fast, great service! Love Zappos!

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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September 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Richmond, Va

My 14 year old daughter loves them however she had blisters for weeks until we put some padding in the back of the shoe. It is slanted, not straight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These are super-comfortable and fit true to size (I am a size 10 women's, narrow feet). There is more toe room than Keds' version of these, so those with bigger toes will appreciate. I wore them right out of the box. They're a little stiff and slightly cut into the backs of my ankles, but I think that will go away with a few wears. I feel like I could wear them for hours walking around. They also look fantastic; I switched out the black laces for some silver ones to add more pizazz. My only complaint is - just like my other canvas shoes like Vans and Keds - they make your feet sorta sweaty after you've been wearing them for a while. Not much breath-ability. I definitely always wear them with socks, never bare feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds

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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September 6, 2012

Terry

from Evans, GA

I bought these for my daughter's 14th birthday. She asked for them specifically. She wasn't disappointed. A great looking shoe that goes with just about everything she wears. They're comfortable and sturdy. I think she will own these for quite awhile.

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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August 14, 2012

Erica

from San Francisco

I really love these shoes. They're stylish enough to wear with a skirt but just as great for jeans and bumming around. I've actually done quite a bit of walking in them and, even right out of the box, they're pretty comfortable. I would recommend wearing socks, though. The material can be a bit rough. Vans makes slip-on socks that don't show at 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

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Felt true to width

 

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August 13, 2012

Anonymous

from brooklyn, new york

The perfect summer color from one of the most classic sneaker brands. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: converse, sperry top sider

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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August 5, 2014

Megan

from Brooklyn

Love the style. The thick soles are comfortable for biking. There's not much arch support, so I put in inserts. The print is super cute but some spots seem a little smudgy and I'm not sure how I can clean it since it looks like this is not apart of the fabric but some kind of decal. Overall, I like them. I don't know how long they're gonna look good though.

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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March 13, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

These are super cute but they come with these super thin shoelaces, not the nice beefy ones that Vans usually have. Also, I have lots of regular Authentic Vans, and I held these up to the regular ones and could see NO sole width difference at all. However they've changed the profile of the rubber rim to make it look more streamlined.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicagoland

Bought this in my true size and have a snug fit with light socks on. Flat bottom and no arch support, but these aren't running shoes so I wasn't expecting much. Glad I bought them.

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 14, 2012

Anonymous

from breckenridge colorado

Amazing shoes! They should not be worn for comfort at all though. They are more stylish if anything.

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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