Vans Authentic Shoe - Men's

Often imitated, never duplicated, the Vans Men's Authentic Shoe is the iconic skate shoe that started it all. A low top design, canvas upper, and vulc construction offer simple, yet timeless style you can take anywhere.

  • Canvas upper
  • Vulcanized construction
  • Rubber outsole with Waffle Tread
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Lookin good!

    Usually I'm more into the slip on style because I hate lacing my shoe, but these are so classic. I ended up being able to lace them as slip ons anyway and they are one of my favorite pair of shoes. I do wish they were a little comfier but nothing too bad at all. They do have a very flat style just like any vans but I'm still in love with these shoes!

    If you have any questions about this or any other gear shoot me an email at jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

    Can't Go wrong

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    You really can't go wrong with a pair of these. I have worn out pair after pair of these same shoes. Particularly like the color scheme on these. There is a reason everyone keeps coming back for more!

    Great Kicks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    I love these shoes. It's my second pair. I really like the gum soles on these. They are super comfy.

    Can't Go Wrong

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    My go to summertime sneaks. Fit great right out of the box, and look good with or without socks.

    A Classic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Gotta love the look of these classic Vans. These are pretty much my everyday shoe for the summer. They are surprisingly durable for the price. Once I blow my pair out (after about a year) I buy another!

    Who Doesn't Love a Pair of Authentic's

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've owned more Van's than I can't count, but I always have at least a couple pairs of Authentics in my closet. Great fitting shoe and plenty durable for a basic skate shoe.

    Kick It, Yes I can

      Have a number of pairs, can't go wrong, great sizing. I usually size up half a size.

      Now Can Join The "Cool Kicks Only Club"

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10.0

      I needed a casual pair of shoes for summer and snagged two pairs of these. I wear a 9.5-10.5 typically and bought 10.0 and they fit spot on. Not a whole lot to these - they look good, are comfortable (though not the most supportive), and are priced pretty decently!



      Let me know if you have any questions on them or would like help placing an order and I'd be happy to help - my direct line is 801.204.4547 or email cojohnson@backcountry.com

      Now Can Join The "Cool Kicks Only Club"

      Classic

        These color options are great for mixing it up. I have so many pairs of Vans that some may say I have a problem... If you have a wider foot like I do you may need to go up a half size for comfort and to cut back on how long it takes until you start to blow through the side of the shoe. That's my one problem with the shoe

        Summer Kicks

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 8/9.5

        Wear a women's 9.5/men's 8, I also have a narrow heel, there for love the lace up classics. Was stoked to find the muted greyish blue in the men's line up.

        Perfect for Summer

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        These shoes are super lightweight, and really low profile. The fit is dead on true to size, and once you've broken them in, you'll wear them all summer. Plus, they're cheap, so multiple pairs is completely realistic.

        Default Summer Shoe

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        Man do I love my Vans Authentics. Once they break in, they are like perfect gloves for my feet. This most recent pair was no different. I ordered the Dark Slate color which is kind of like a mix of dark grey and blue. Size was normal.

        Classic

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        Classic vans style, great shoes, comfortable and good looking shoes

        Keep on keepin' on

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I just bought what is likely my 60th pair of classic authentic vans and just like every time beforehand, am reminded at how amazing such a simple shoe performs. It's comfortable, it's stylish and it lasts long enough to get it's value out of it and then some. They fit true to size, I wear a 9.5 and buy these in a 9.5.

        Van's Does It Again!

          I bought these shoes as a present in the gum sole/blue. What immediately drew me to them was the sole. Pretty unique compared to the other Classic Vans. It is hard to go wrong with any pair of vans, but these really stood out because of the color combination.

          That being said, the shoes were a hit for those exact reasons. The color, comfort and durability are too hard to beat. Highly recommend these shoes!

          (black Sole) Brindle

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size

          Whats there to say that hasnt already been said about Vans Authentic Shoes? These shoes are going to be the same great fit and look you have come to expect from Vans. They have knocked it out of the park with these color. Added these to my collections of Vans and they have become my favorites.

          Amazing Color

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: True to size

          I have so many pairs of Vans shoes and I had to have these once I saw the color. They look even better in person and I will wear them often.