How Much Do Vans Shoes Weigh? [Real Weight Photos]

Vans shoes have a history rooted in performance and present day they have become a comfortable, street-style casual option for people to wear. But what about weight? How much do Vans shoes weigh?

I weighed seven of the most popular styles of Vans shoes and found the average weight of a size 12 men’s Vans shoe to be 0.96 pounds per shoe. In general, Vans shoes are very lightweight and easy to wear.

The lightest in weight was the Vans UltraRange EXO which weighed only 0.63 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s. The heaviest was the Vans Sk8-Hi which weighed 1.15 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s.

Here were the results when we weighed seven of Vans’ most classic styles (weight is based off one size 12 men’s shoe):

ShoeWeight (lbs)
Vans UltraRange EXO0.63
Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle0.87
Vans Authentic Low0.98
Vans Slip On0.99
Vans Old Skool Low1.03
Vans Era1.05
Van Sk8-Hi1.15

In this article I want to take a closer look at the weight of Vans shoes, using pictures of the shoes that I own. I also want to compare Converse weight to Vans and discuss briefly how Converse and Vans differ.

Vans Shoe Weights

How Much Do Vans UltraRange Shoes Weigh?

The Vans UltraRange shoes are relatively new, and they feel almost like a running shoe when you wear them. Here’s what min look like:


These Vans UltraRange EXO shoes weigh less than any other Vans shoe that I have tried. My size 12 men’s weighs only 0.67 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans EVDNT Shoes Weigh?

These Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle are Vans’ newest style. They are casual shoes that have a lightweight, comfortable design that is very easy to wear.


These were the second lightest Vans shoe that I have tried. My size 12 men’s Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle shoes weigh only 0.87 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans Authentic Shoes Weigh?

The Vans Authentic Lows are a classic Vans shoe. They have a very minimalistic design and can be worn with both jeans and shorts.


Because these shoes are low-profile and have a simple design, the weight is very reasonable. My size 12 men’s Vans Authentic shoes weigh 0.98 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans Slip On Shoes Weigh?

The Vans Slip On shoes are perhaps their most classic style. They have a low-profile design and are very easy to slip on as a nice weekend casual shoe.


These shoes have a lightweight design that makes them comfortable to wear. My size 12 men’s Vans Slip On Shoes weigh 0.99 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans Old Skool Shoes Weigh?

The Vans Old Skool Shoes are another classic Vans style (Vans Old Skool vs Authentic). I own these in both the sand and blue colors. Here’s a look at mine:


These low-top shoes, despite being heavier than most other types of Vans shoes, are still very lightweight. My size 12 men’s Vans Old Skool shoes weigh 1.03 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans Era Shoes Weigh?

The Vans Era shoes are designed similar to the Vans Authentic shoes, only these Era shoes have a padded collar (and the Authentic does not).

My size 12 men’s Vans Era shoes weigh 1.05 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes Weigh?

The Sk8-Hi shoes are great casual shoes that have a high top design that makes them a nice alternative to Converse Chucks. Here’s a look at mine:


These are the heaviest Vans shoes that I own, which isn’t surprising since they are high top shoes. Still, these are very lightweight compared to most shoes. My size 12 Vans Sk8-hi Shoes weight 1.15 pounds per shoe:


Are Vans Shoes Heavy?

Most Vans shoes are actually reasonably lightweight. If you want something ultra-lightweight, I’d probably stick with the Vans UltraRange EXO shoes that feel like running/walking shoes on my feet.

All of the classic styles (Slip-On, Old Skool, Authentic) weigh basically the same. Those shoes all weigh between 0.98 and 1.03 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s, so the weight is almost the same for all of them.

As I mentioned earlier, the heaviest style of Vans that I have tried are the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes since they use a high top design. But even those shoes do not feel heavy to wear.

Does Vans Make Steel Toe Shoes?

How Does Vans Weight Compare To Converse?

Converse, like Vans, makes performance-style casual shoes. I have a lengthy article comparing Converse vs Vans shoe sizing, and I was actually quite surprised when I compared the two brands just how much smaller Vans shoes fit compared to Converse. In some instances, Converse shoes ran a half size larger than Vans.

For example, here are Converse Chucks compared to Vans Sk8-Hi shoes:


Despite that, I was a little surprised when I weighed Vans Sk8-Hi shoes and found out they weighed more than my classic Chucks. My classic Chuck Taylor All Stars weighed 0.87 pound per shoe for a men’s size 12, and my Vans Sk8-Hi shoes weighed 1.15 pounds per shoe for a men’s size 12. To read more, visit my article about Converse Shoe Weight.

But, in general, expect Vans shoes to feel lightweight and easy to wear. These are not shoes that will weigh you down. They are, in most cases, low-profile casual shoes that have minimalistic designs to help keep weight under control.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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