Vans Kids

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Brief History:
Vans started in Anaheim, CA in 1966 1966 Paul Van Doren and three partners opened the first store at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public.

Early '70s - Skateboarders who like Vans´ rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California.

1976 - The Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.

1979 - The Vans #44 is introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Slip-ons become the rage in Southern California. By the end of the '70s, Vans has 70 stores in California and sells through dealers both nationally and internationally

1997 - Vans begins creating the world´s leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing; by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and freestyle motocross

Fun Facts/Trivia:
1982 - Vans Slip-ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

2000 - Vans finances the production of Dogtown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta´s look at the beginnings of skateboarding and the personalities that evolved the sport. The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Sean Penn.

The Vans Warped Tour is the longest running concert tour in America Features and benefits of Vans:
Vans heritage as the original surf and skate brand ingrains our company and products into Southern California youth lifestyle. We are skaters, surfers and snowboarders and have almost 40 years experience making footwear, apparel and tech products that make participating in life more fun.

Be sure to check out the Vans "Off the Wall Hour" Tuesdays and Thursdays on Fox Sports Net at 4 pm to experience the full spectrum of action sports.

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Latest Vans Kids Reviews

TNT Advanced Prototype (Little Kid/Big Kid)

TNT Advanced Prototype (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

These shoes are super cute! However, they are extremely heavy and stiff just not practical for my active 4yr old.

on November 12, 2018

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really like these shoes, but I think they should last a little longer for the price. My 4 year hold son has had them 4 months and I need to buy another pair. I have to buy another pair, not because he out grew them, but because the front toe fabric has a hole. I will say my son is hard on his shoes. I like them enough that I am buying another pair.

on November 12, 2018

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

They fit well

on November 12, 2018

T Street Jr. (Little Kid/Big Kid)

T Street Jr. (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Basic flip flop. Straps are super soft. Run a little small.

on November 09, 2018

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit true to size. Very easy to slip on an ever so busy toddler.

from NJ on November 09, 2018

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter loves these shoes! The color is beautiful! Not navy but almost a bluish green.

on November 08, 2018

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V56 Standard AV Covina Jeans (Little Kids/Big Kids)

V56 Standard AV Covina Jeans (Little Kids/Big Kids)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking, fitting and quality pants! Fit best on a slim build. My 10 year old son is tall and slim and I had a hard time finding pants to fit both. These are perfect!!

on November 08, 2018

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Vans X Marvel® Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Vans X Marvel® Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Cute item however my son who’s barely a size 13 could not fit into the shoe. Exchange for a half a size bigger and still couldn’t fit the shoe. Was too narrow both sizes. And unlike some slip on Vans, the elastic part was lacking its elasticity. There was no stretch.

on November 08, 2018

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Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Looks awesome. Super quality materials & construction. After first day had blister spots on the Achilles area on both legs. He didn’t complain though.

from Colorado on November 08, 2018

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Slip-On Friend (Infant/Toddler)

Slip-On Friend (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the shoe! However we had to order a half size smaller and then a full size smaller to get the best fit. Not as narrow as other Vans in the same toddler size. Works for chubby feet. Easy slip on and a great shoe overall!

on November 07, 2018

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Slip-On Friend (Infant/Toddler)

Slip-On Friend (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

From our experience these run a full size bigger than other vans for toddlers and also run wider. These are great for my daughters chubby feet. They are well made easy to clean. She can run and play easily in them. We would purchase these again in a heartbeat!

on November 07, 2018

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter loves her Vans! She is on her second pair of the SK8 style. I Gabe’s it only 3 stars for comfort because the material is a bit stiff. Her current pair (unicorn glitter) doesn’t seem to be as resilient as her previous pair (hologram) since she has only had her current pair for 3 months and it is looking very well worn whereas her older pair held up really well.

from NorCal on November 07, 2018

SK8-Hi MTE (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Hi MTE (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Bought these for my son not realizing that they are all weather shoes! Score! He loves the style and the way they fit. We LOVE Vans!

on November 06, 2018

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SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These look so cute on my kids, very durable.

on November 05, 2018

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SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Canvas almost immediately separated from the soles and they are already falling apart after just 1 month of wear. Boys are tough but I expected more from Vans.

on November 05, 2018

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SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)
SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Don't listen to other reviews the black leather shoe fits true to size. I now have to return the shoe for the correct size thanks to false reviews....

on November 01, 2018

Mickey's 90th Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Mickey's 90th Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are so cute. Bought them for my 4 year old little boy who wears a 13 I bought 13.5 and they were a smidge big. Which is good. Little throwback design is just too cute.

on October 30, 2018

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SK8-Hi MTE (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Hi MTE (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My boys love these shoes! Great for every day and for colder wet weather.

on October 29, 2018

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Slip-On V Crib (Infant/Toddler)

Slip-On V Crib (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It was a easy up and go shoe loved it

on October 29, 2018

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My 4 year old loves rainbows and it’s even better that these slip on. All 4 of my kiddos have Vans and they love them. Great quality and cute design choices!!

from Tempe on October 28, 2018

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Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I’ve always loved Vans slip ons for my babies and it’s a plus that my husband loves the style of these ones! We’re lifelong Vans Shoes buyers!!

from Tempe on October 28, 2018

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