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Vans' storied history, and our connection with skate and surf culture, began in 1966 Southern California with the rolling out of a single pair of shoes. They were named Authentic. In the generations since, they have only gotten more popular amongst hardcore skaters and skate enthusiasts. Their design is simple, stylish, and effective: a low top lace-up profile made with sturdy canvas uppers, and signature waffle rubber soles

  • Canvas uppers
  • Metal eyelets
  • Vulcanized waffle rubber outsoles
  • Solid colorways
  • Unisex sizing

  • Imported

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Canvas Authentic
     
    4.6

    (based on 1404 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (935)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (366)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (17)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (1233)
    • Comfortable (1155)
    • Versatile (699)
    • Durable (695)
    • Cushions impact (489)

    Cons

    • Stains easily (309)
    • Poor arch support (239)
    • Wears out quickly (168)
    • Poor cushioning (110)
    • Chafes easily (97)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (1163)
    • School (1061)
    • Going out (794)
    • Travel (630)
    • Beach wear (341)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        84% 

        (1151 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        94% 

        (1259 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (706), Trendy style (275), Conservative (160), Style driven (93), Comfort driven (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Affordable, stylish, buuut...

    I enjoy them, I was a little unsure about getting them at first because I felt like I was going to look like a grandma with these shoes. Buuut I love them. They're light...Read complete review

    I enjoy them, I was a little unsure about getting them at first because I felt like I was going to look like a grandma with these shoes. Buuut I love them. They're light, somewhat comfortable, go perfect with skinny jeans (regular skate shoes make your feet look entirely too big), they're stylish, hell.. Haha they're just nice.

    The downside, I would never skate with these shoes, they are for people with flat feet (like me), they tear easy (a con if you want the fresh and clean look, but I like the wear and tear look), and I personally think they look weird if you're wearing anything besides shorts or skinny jeans.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    looks good but not durable

    When I first purchased this product it seemed really nice. But after a month of wearing them they started wearing away. When it got wet in the rain once the color faded away. These...Read complete review

    When I first purchased this product it seemed really nice. But after a month of wearing them they started wearing away. When it got wet in the rain once the color faded away. These shoes also stain very easily.

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    5.0

    BOOM, great colorway!!!

    By Boom!!!

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      Love 'em!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By Kim

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Chafes Easily

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • Work

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      I wear these every day since the company I work for doesn't have a dress code. These are a great color (Limestone, which is like light dove grey) and I hope Vans keeps this color around.

      Two cons for the shoe are the top of the left shoe chafes/pokes the top of my foot (this could be due to how I stand, though) and the shoe sizing is a half size too big (which is consistent to what I've seen back when I was 16 (I'm 32 now).

      Other than that, the shoes are great and have decent cushioning.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      "One of the best online buys"

      By Vans guy

      from Buckeye, AZ

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Chafes Easily

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • School

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      Delivery was fast and I had no problems with my order. Thanks Vans

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      Love 'em

      By Happy Momma

      from Colorado

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

      • Beach Wear
      • Casual Wear
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      These are great for that in-between stage, when you don't want to wear sneakers, but don't want to wear a dress shoe- so you throw on your cute Vans, and you're set. Comfortable and classy.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      perfect

      By boots

      from westmont, il

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • School
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      good product

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