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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

Canvas Authentic

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    by PowerReviews
    Canvas Authentic
     
    4.5

    (based on 1670 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1112)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (433)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (23)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (1450)
    • Comfortable (1367)
    • Versatile (821)
    • Durable (807)
    • Breathable (579)

    Cons

    • Stains easily (336)
    • Poor arch support (270)
    • Wears out quickly (198)
    • Poor cushioning (126)
    • Chafes easily (113)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (1379)
    • School (1231)
    • Going out (913)
    • Travel (735)
    • Beach wear (385)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        84% 

        (1374 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        94% 

        (1497 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (838), Trendy style (327), Conservative (203), 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...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....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

    Super Cool color!!!

    By P Farris

    from Montgomery Texas

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Make A Statement
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach Wear
      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      Very, Cool and have had tons of compliments!

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

      Get these. Let your impulse seize you.

      By Waffle Soul

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Conservative

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Stains Easily

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canvas Authentic:

      I have this shoe in three different colors. If you need me to spell it out further, i LOVE vans and go on this site wayyyy to often to see what they have up. Make sure you have those small socks so you achieve maximum comfort! Plus, they do stain easy and washed them several times but im not too sure of the best way to wash them. One pair did shrink but they must have gotten into the dryer. I love vans and will most definatly kepe buying more and more.

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

      classic style-looks great

      By LAX

      from New York, NY

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • School

        Comments about Canvas Authentic:

        Shoes go with any style of clothing whether casual or dressy.
        simple and classy
        Con: Easily teared when got caught on something

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        2.0

        Way too big

        By Chicken Butt

        from Columbia, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Chafes Easily
          • Poor Arch Support
          • Poor Cushioning
          • Stains Easily
          • Too Stiff

          Best Uses

          • Beach Wear
          • Casual Wear
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Canvas Authentic:

          I ordered the canvas authentics in a 7, which is a size smaller than I would normally wear and they were still too big. I put them on and my heel would slip out the back. I sent them back for an additional half size smaller and I am still waiting on those to get here.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
           
          5.0

          love the shoes

          By duckie715

          from Granada Hills, CA

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • School

            Comments about Canvas Authentic:

            These shoes are used for everyday wear. I have always loved the Vans products and will continue to purchase them the quality is great.

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

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