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The Authentic, Vans original and now iconic style, is a simple low top, lace-up with durable canvas upper, metal eyelets, Vans flag label and Vans original Waffle Outsole.
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STORES - Available as of August 30, 2015 7:31:41 AM EDT

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
VansAuthentic
 
4.6

(based on 1571 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1058)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (397)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (1264)
  • Comfortable (1220)
  • Durable (691)
  • Versatile (651)
  • BREATHES WELL (468)

Cons

  • Stains easily (310)
  • Poor arch support (243)
  • Wears out quickly (174)
  • Poor cushioning (108)
  • Chafes easily (104)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (89)
  • Going out (41)
  • Travel (29)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (86 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (85 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (51), Conservative (27), Trendy style (17)
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm really into shoes (40), I'm into shoes (26), Shoes are for wearing (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing looking show...Bad for skating

Well I had two pairs of Authenitcs, One was Black with Gothic grape stitching and laces. The others were just black. My Gothic grape ones I skated for a month and already had...Read complete review

Well I had two pairs of Authenitcs, One was Black with Gothic grape stitching and laces. The others were just black. My Gothic grape ones I skated for a month and already had needed a new pair or cover it with shoe goo. My others for casual wear were really good. There nice and stylish and can look good with almost anything....But It was pure black, and i could see stains so easily. And I only wore then inside places. No lie I would ride to a mall in my old shoes then change them once i get inside...Weird fetish but still.... This shoe is still worth its price.... I just don't recommend it for skating purposes unless its long-boarding or cruising.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

love and hate these shoes

i love these shoes because they are really cute and go with a lot of outfits. the only cons are they make a squeaking noise when i walk and they hurt my feet if...Read complete review

i love these shoes because they are really cute and go with a lot of outfits. the only cons are they make a squeaking noise when i walk and they hurt my feet if i walk around too much in them. they are all around a pretty good shoe.

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5.0

Authentic Black Vans

By Mad Vern

from Dallas Tx

About Me Trendy

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Authentic:

    My 16yr old son loves his Vans, so I will be back for more. Just keep those prices competitively low, lol.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm Really Into Shoes

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    5.0

    I love my Vans!

    By Heather

    from Glendale, CA

    About Me Conservative

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Travel

      Comments about Authentic:

      I had shoes like Tom's but they do not give me any support for all day walking. I love my vans because they are comfortable with my jeans for wearing all day and they look good. I should have gotten these a long time ago as I wore Vans when I was a kid and loved them then too. :)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

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      5.0

      my 15 year old daughter loves them

      By alleybug

      from dearborn ,mo

      About Me Trendy

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Authentic:

        loved shoes

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • View On Shoes:
        • I'm Really Into Shoes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Love the product

        By Yaz

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Trendy

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Wear Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Authentic:

        Live it

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • View On Shoes:
        • Shoes are for Wearing

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Back to school shoes

        By MopeyStar

        from Jacksonville, FL

        About Me Trendy

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Authentic:

          My son outgrew his last pair. Ordering online was great. Shoes arrived in 2 days and fit perfectly.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • View On Shoes:
          • Shoes are for Wearing

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          wonderful

          By Laur TT

          from Marble Falls texas

          About Me Stylish

          Pros

          • Perfect color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • go with uniform

            Comments about Authentic:

            I wear wine color scrubs to work and these were the perfect match. And they are so comfortable.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • View On Shoes:
            • Shoes are for Wearing

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            classic

            By laur

            from marble falls texas

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Authentic:

                  i love my vans

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • View On Shoes:
                  • Shoes are for Wearing

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great shoe. Perfect color for Orlando City games.

                  By Dan

                  from Deland Fl

                  About Me Conservative

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Authentic:

                    These are a great addition to my Vans collection.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • View On Shoes:
                    • Shoes are for Wearing

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exactly what I wanted

                    By Kris

                    from Arlington, VA

                    About Me Stylish

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Authentic:

                      I already had a light blue pair that I love, but they don't always work with jeans because they don't contrast much. These are perfect and red kind of works as a "neutral" for a casual jeans weekend day/evening.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • View On Shoes:
                      • I'm Really Into Shoes

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                      5.0

                      cant wait to order my next pair!

                      By Elizabeth

                      from Los Angeles, ca

                      About Me Conservative

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Going Out
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Authentic:

                        I love vans and I can't wait to order my next pair

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • View On Shoes:
                        • I'm Into Shoes

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