Vans are one of the most recognizable brands of shoes out there. While they’re known for being a great skater shoe, they’re so stylish and comfortable that you can wear them every day. We looked at the top Vans shoes, researched all the different styles, and put together this buying guide to help you figure out which is the best one for you. Before we get into it, let’s look at some key features to keep in mind.
Gender: Just about every style of Vans is unisex. There are a few that are only available in men’s sizes but that doesn’t mean that women can’t wear them, too. Just make sure to get the right size for you.
Color Options: There are so many options available in these designs. Bright colors, muted colors, loud prints, funky prints. There are even cacti and samurai. Looking for red high top Vans shoes? Chances are, you’ll find them here.
Style: Three different styles show up on our list: slip on, high tops, and low tops. While low tops are the style that shows up the most, we found a good mix so you can find what you’re looking for.
Size Range: Because most of these are unisex designs, they come in a wide range of sizes so they can fit both men and women. We listed the range of the men’s sizes here to give you some idea for reference.
Material: There are pretty much two main materials on every pair of Vans. Almost every style is made of canvas, suede, or canvas with suede. You’ll find a leather shoe or two in the mix as well.
Rubber Sole: All our picks have a rubber sole, with one exception that’s synthetic. Remember, Vans were originally meant to be skateboarding shoes and a rubber sole really helps get a good grip on the board.
Now that you know what to look for to find the right pair for you, let’s move into the next part of our Van shoes buying guide. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our top and budget picks first. They’re right at the top of the list and show you the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, there are so many different styles that deserve a closer look. Okay, ready? Let’s get to it.