Vans Sizing Guide: Do Vans Run Big or Small? [Comparison Pics]


After trying all types of Vans shoes my conclusion about Vans sizing is this: Although I ordered my normal sizing, the fit was a bit tighter than I’m typically used to. Overall, I do not recommend sizing up, but it was close. If you prefer a looser fit, or are between sizes, sizing up a half size may be best. I’d recommend using this Vans size guide tutorial:

***UPDATE: Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view it at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

In this article I will go through all the Vans shoes that I have tried, and use photos to compare Vans sizing to the sizing of other popular shoe brands. Again, I would recommend ordering your normal sizing, but expect a snug fit in most types of Vans.

Overall, I found all types of Vans to fit pretty much the same. The exceptions were the Vans UltraRange EXO and the Vans EVDNT that I thought fit just a little bit looser than other types of Vans shoes. But expect the classic Vans to have a snug fit. For example, here are my size 12 Vans slip-ons compared to my size 12 Converse Chucks:

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As you can see, the sizing for Converse Chucks are much bigger. But it’s important to remember that Converse Chucks are known for running bigger than other shoes, and there are other types of shoes that match up well with Vans shoe sizing. For example, here are my size 12 Nike Cortez shoes compared to those same size 12 Vans Slip-Ons:

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In this article I want to briefly discuss each type of Vans shoe, tell you what I thought about the sizing for that shoe, and compare that Vans shoe to the sizing of other types of popular shoes.

Vans Sizing

Are Vans true to size?

My advice: I order my normal sizing for Vans, but in my experience they do fit just a little tighter than most other types of casual shoes I wear. Not enough for me to change my Vans sizing, but enough to notice the difference. My recommendation is to order your normal sizing unless you prefer a loose fit, then I’d probably size up a half size.

Do Vans fit wide feet?

It’s important to note that I personally do not have wide feet. Vans, in general, have a dependable, snug design, especially in their high performance skate shoes. Here’s what Vans has to say about fit (source):

“Please note, by design, our high performance skate shoes tend to fit snug, so you may want to select a half size larger. Alternatively, if you have a wide foot, you may purchase one size larger to compensate for the width or check out designing your own pair of wide Customs!”

To order wide Vans sizing, you actually need to go to the Vans “Custom” page, where you can make custom changes which include ordering custom wide shoes. Click here to view the custom wides available at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Let’s take a closer look at Vans sizing with pictures from some of the Vans I’ve owned over the years.

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Vans Slip-On Sizing

How do Vans slip-ons fit?

Vans slip-on shoes are one of their most classic shoes, and what many people associate with the Vans brand. In my experience, Vans slip-on shoes fit true to size. I have always ordered my normal sizing. They have what I would describe as a comfortable, snug fit.

One important thing to remember here is you need somewhat of a snug fit to make sure these slip-ons don’t constantly slip off your feet. Ordering my normal sizing has been a perfect fit that is snug enough to provide dependable traction, but doesn’t feel tight. Let’s compare them to other types of popular shoes.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Slip On shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans Slip On Sizing vs Nike Cortez

Both of these shoes have what I would describe as a snug fit. The sizing is pretty similar between these two shoes, and if anything, I thought the Vans Slip-Ons fit a bit looser:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans slip on shoes to be very similar to the sizing of the Nike Blazer low-tops. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Nike Air Max

The Nike Air Max shoes definitely fit a little bit looser than the Vans Slip On Shoes. I have found the Nike Air Max shoes to fit a bit looser than many other types of shoes that I own.

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Adidas Gazelle

Although these shoes have what I would describe as a very similar fit, if you made me choose I thought the Adidas Gazelle shoes fit just a tiny bit looser. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

I actually think Vans sizing is very comparable to many types of Adidas skate shoes. Just like the Adidas Gazelle shoes we discussed above, these Adidas Busenitz shoes have a very similar fit compared to the Vans Slip On Shoes:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Again, another Adidas skate-style shoe that is very similar to the sizing of these Vans Slip On Shoes. If you’ve owned the Adidas Sambas in the past, I’d recommend ordering the same sizing for the Vans Slip On Shoes:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

And just like all the other Adidas shoes we compared above, these Adidas Nizza shoes I found to have almost an identical fit to the classic Vans Slip On Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

Unlike the other Adidas shoes above, I felt like the Adidas Superstars did fit just a little bit looser than the Vans Slip On Shoes. Not so much that I would recommend altering your size, but I could notice a little difference:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Converse Chucks

As you can see below, there is a big difference in sizing between these two shoes. The Converse Chucks fit at least a half size bigger than my Vans Slip On Shoes:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Converse One Stars

And just like the Converse Chucks above, these Converse One Stars had a noticeably looser fit compared to my Vans Slip On Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Slip On Sizing vs Converse Pro Leathers

Despite the other two types of Converse shoes above fitting larger, I found the fit of these Converse Pro Leather shoes to be very similar to the fit of my Vans Slip On Shoes. The Converse Pro Leathers might be a little bit looser, but it was close. Here are mine, both size 12:

Slip On Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans slip on shoes, but they do fit a bit tighter than other types of shoes that I have worn. But when you compare them to other types of low-top performance shoes (like the Adidas skate shoes) the sizing is very similar.

Click here to buy these Vans slip-on shoes at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). To read more about how these shoes fit, visit our article about Vans Slip On Sizing.

Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing

How do Vans Sk8-Hi fit?

Vans Sk8-Hi shoes are very popular and have the classic Vans stripe down the side of the shoe. They also have the classic waffle-style outsole. Like other Vans performance shoes, I found these shoes to fit true to size, but to have a snug, dependable fit.

But as I said earlier, I personally do not have wide feet. I could see people with wide feet feeling a bit crowded near the big toe. For me, it was comfortable, but snug. Vans sizing can be a bit snug in high performance skate shoes, so size accordingly if you have wide feet.

Overall, I felt like the sizing with these Sk8-Hi shoes was consistent with the sizing of the Vans slip-ons we covered first. Here is a look at the Sk8-hi shoes compared my Vans Slip On Shoes:

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The Vans Sk8-Hi shoes are, yes, skate shoes, but also double just fine as casual shoes. I wear mine casually, and I have not had any issues with them fitting too tight. Let’s take a look at how these shoes compare to other popular types of shoes on the market today.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Sk8-Hi shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Converse Chucks

As I discussed earlier, the Converse Chucks fit bigger than most shoes, including these Vans Sk8-Hi shoes. My Converse Chucks fit about a half size bigger than my Vans Sk8-Hi shoes. To read more about the Chucks, visit our article about Converse Chuck Taylor sizing. Here are these shoes compared, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Converse Pro Leather

In my experience, the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes have a closer fit to the Converse Pro Leathers than they do to the Converse Chucks. Still felt like the Converse fit was just a little looser. These are narrow shoes so you will need to consider wide sizing if you have wide feet. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Converse One Stars

I have found the Converse One Stars to be similar to the Converse Chucks in that they run slightly bigger than most Vans sizing. The Converse One Stars fit looser than the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes, but I would caution you when you look at the photo below, take into account that the Converse One Stars have a more pointed toe and a thick rubber overlay around the toe that makes them look longer than they fit. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

Like other classic Vans shoes, I personally found the Vans Sk8-Hi to run a little smaller than the Adidas Superstars. The Adidas Superstars have more padding around the collar and behind the foot, which makes the fit a bit closer than it appears. Still, I felt like the Adidas Superstars were looser. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Adidas Gazelles

I found the Adidas Gazelle to fit just a little bit longer than the Vans Sk8-Hi, but overall the fit was very similar. Just like the Adidas Superstars above, it’s important to mention that there is more padding in the Adidas Gazelle than the Vans Sk8-Hi, and this makes the overall fit a bit closer than it appears. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

The Adidas Busenitz has a similar sizing to the Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes. Both of these shoes are performance shoes that have a snug design. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes have a very similar sizing to the Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

Again, another Adidas low-top skate-style shoe that is very similar to Vans sizing. This Adidas Nizza shoes fits very much like the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Nike Cortez

Both of these shoes have what I would describe as a snug fit. The sizing is pretty similar between these two shoes, and if anything, I thought the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes fit a bit looser:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans Sk8-Hi shoes to be very similar to the sizing of the Nike Blazer low-tops. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing vs Nike Air Max

Just like with the Vans Slip On Shoes we discussed earlier, these Nike Air Max shoes definitely fit a little bit looser than the Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes. I have found the Nike Air Max shoes to fit a bit looser than many other types of shoes that I own:

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Sk8-Hi Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans Sk8-Hi shoes, but they do fit a bit tighter than other types of shoes that I have worn. But when you compare them to other types of low-top performance shoes (like the Adidas skate shoes) the sizing is very similar.

Click here to buy these shoes at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). To read more about how these shoes fit, visit our article about Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing.

Vans Old Skool Sizing

How do Vans Old Skool shoes fit?

Vans Old Skool shoes, although they are a skate shoe, have been a classic casual shoe for many years. They pair very easily with both jeans and shorts, and come in a wide variety of colors and designs. In my experience, the Vans Old Skool shoes fit true to size with a snug design.

I’ve found Vans sizing to be pretty consistent across all the types of Vans shoes that I have owned. These Old Skool shoes stick to that trend of being true-to-size, but snug for performance. For comparison, here is my Vans Old Skool compared to my Vans Slip-on:

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Overall, the Vans Old Skool shoes are one of the most iconic casual skate shoes you can own. They combine the classic Vans side stripe with a versatile low-top design that is comfortable and easy to wear. Let’s compare Old Skool Vans sizing to other types of popular shoes on the market today.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Old Skool shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Converse Chucks

As I discussed earlier, the Converse Chucks fit bigger than most shoes, including these Vans Old Skool shoes. My Converse Chucks fit about a half size bigger than my Vans Old Skool shoes. Here are these shoes compared, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Converse Pro Leather

In my experience, the Vans Old Skool shoes have a very similar fit compared to the Converse Pro Leathers. The Converse Pro Leathers might be a little bit looser, but it was close. This seems to be a bit of an exception for Converse though because both the Converse Chucks and Converse One Stars fit bigger. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Converse One Stars

I have found the Converse One Stars to be similar to the Converse Chucks in that they run slightly bigger than most Vans sizing. The Converse One Stars fit looser than the Vans Old Skool shoes, but take into account that the Converse One Stars have a more pointed toe and a thick rubber overlay around the toe that makes them look longer than they fit. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

Like other classic Vans shoes, I personally found the Vans Old Skool shoes to fit smaller than the Adidas Superstars. The Adidas Superstars have more padding around the collar and behind the foot, which makes the fit a bit closer than it appears. I wouldn’t say it is a full size difference, but the Adidas Superstars were looser. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Adidas Gazelles

I found the Adidas Gazelle to fit just a little bit longer than the Vans Old Skool shoes, but overall the fit was very similar. Just like the Adidas Superstars above, it’s important to mention that there is more padding in the Adidas Gazelle than the Vans Old Skool shoes, and this makes the overall fit a bit closer than it appears. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

The Adidas Busenitz has a similar sizing to the Vans Old Skool Shoes. I would recommend ordering the same size for both of these shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes have a very similar sizing to the Vans Old Skool Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

Again, another Adidas low-top skate-style shoe that is very similar to Vans sizing. This Adidas Nizza shoes fits very much like the Vans Old Skool shoes:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Nike Cortez

We discussed this earlier, but the Nike Cortez shoes, in my experience, fit very snug and even fit smaller than these Vans Old Skool shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans Old Skool shoes to be very similar to the sizing of the Nike Blazer low-tops. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Old Skool Sizing vs Nike Air Max

These Nike Air Max shoes fit a little bit looser than the Vans Old Skool Shoes. I’d say there’s about a half shoe size difference in sizing. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Old Skool Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans Old Skool shoes, but they do fit a bit tighter than other types of shoes that I have worn. But when you compare them to other types of low-top performance shoes (like the Adidas skate shoes) the sizing is very similar.

Click here to buy the Vans Old Skool shoes at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). To read more about the sizing of this shoe, visit our article about Vans Old Skool Sizing.

Vans UltraRange EXO Sizing

How do Vans UltraRange EXO shoes fit?

I’ve worn the Vans UltraRange EXO shoes and compared their sizing to other popular styles and my conclusion was this: Vans UltraRange sizing fits true to size, but they don’t fit quite as snug and narrow as other types of classic Vans shoes.

One thing that is common with Vans sizing is many of the classic styles are designed to have a snug fit. If you have wide feet, this obviously can be a problem. Now, to be clear, these Vans UltraRange aren’t the widest shoes I’ve ever worn, but I did feel like they were a bit wider than other types of Vans, like Vans Slip Ons, Vans Old Skool, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans Atwood, and Vans Authentic.

I personally have found the Vans UltraRange shoes to fit true to size, and I think they have a more standard fit than other Vans shoes. Let’s compare the UltraRange Vans sizing to other types of popular shoes.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans UltraRange shoes fit true to size, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Converse Chucks

I felt like the Vans UltraRange shoes fit true to size, and the sizing for Converse Chucks run about a half size bigger than them. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Converse Pro Leather

Overall, I found the sizing for the Converse Pro Leather shoes to be very similar to the sizing of the Vans UltraRange shoes. Both shoes fit true to size. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Converse One Stars

As I mentioned earlier, I have found the Vans UltraRange shoes to fit just a slight bit bigger than other Vans shoes that I’ve owned. Overall, the fit between the Converse One Stars and the Vans UltraRange EXO is very similar. Remember, the Converse One Stars (left) have that thick rubber overlay around the toe which makes them look longer than they fit. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

In my experience, the Adidas Superstars and the Vans Ultrarange EXO sizing was the same. I would recommend you to order the same size for both shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Gazelles

I found the Adidas Gazelle to fit very similar to the Vans UltraRange shoes. I would recommend ordering the same size for both shoes:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

Overall, I felt like the Vans UltraRange had a slightly looser fit. It’s close, but expect the Adidas Busenitz to have the tighter fit. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes fit just a tiny bit tighter than my Vans UltraRange shoes. Overall, very close. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

Again, another Adidas low-top skate-style shoe that fits just a little bit tighter than my Vans UltraRange shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Nike Cortez

We discussed this earlier, but the Nike Cortez shoes, in my experience, fit very snug. They fit almost a half size smaller than my Vans UltraRange shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans UltraRange shoes to be just a tiny bit bigger than the sizing of the Nike Blazer low-tops. Overall, it is close. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Nike Air Max

These Nike Air Max shoes fit a little bit looser than my other Vans shoes, but I would say the sizing between the Nike Air Max and Vans UltraRange is pretty similar. The Nike Air Max might be slightly looser, but I can hardly notice a difference. Here are mine, both size 12:

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UltraRange Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans UltraRange EXO shoes, but they do fit a bit looser than other types of Vans shoes that I own. These shoes have a more standard fit.

Click here to buy the Vans UltraRange shoes available at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com). These shoes are offered in several different versions, including a slip-on style. To read more, visit my article about Vans UltraRange Sizing.

Vans Authentic Sizing

How do Vans Authentic shoes fit?

I’ve worn the Vans Authentic shoes and compared their sizing to other popular styles and my conclusion was this: the Vans Authentic sizing is very consistent with other types of Vans shoes, and fit true to size, but have the same snug fit that is common with many styles of Vans shoes.

One thing that is common with Vans sizing, including Vans Authentic Sizing, is these are performance skate shoes that are designed to have a snug fit. If you have wide feet, you will want to make sure you order wide sizing. Let’s compare these Vans Authentic shoes to other popular shoes.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans Authentic shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans Authentic Sizing vs Converse Chucks

In my experience, the Converse Chucks sizing (left) run about a half size bigger than the Vans Authentic Lows. These are both narrow shoes so you will need to consider wide sizing if you have wide feet. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Converse Pro Leather

In my experience, the Vans Authentic shoes have a very similar fit to the Converse Pro Leathers. The Converse Pro Leathers might be a little bit looser, but it was close. These are narrow shoes so you will need to consider wide sizing if you have wide feet. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Converse One Stars

I have found the Converse One Stars to be similar to the Converse Chucks in that they run slightly bigger than most Vans sizing, including these Vans Authentics. I’d say a half size bigger. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

I felt like the Adidas Superstars fit just a slight bit bigger than the Vans Authentics. Not so much that I would recommend changing your sizing, but I did feel like the Superstars were just a little bit looser on my foot. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Adidas Gazelles

To me, these Adidas Gazelle shoes are a similar match in sizing compared to the Vans Authentic shoes. If you have worn these Adidas Gazelles in the past, order the same sizing for Vans Authentics. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

The Adidas Busenitz has a similar sizing to the Vans Authentic Shoes. I would recommend ordering the same size for both of these shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes have a very similar sizing to the Vans Authentic Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

Again, another Adidas low-top skate-style shoe that is very similar to Vans sizing. This Adidas Nizza shoes fits very much like the Vans Authentic shoes:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Nike Cortez

We discussed this earlier, but the Nike Cortez shoes, in my experience, fit very snug and even fit smaller than these Vans Authentic shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans Authentic shoes to be very similar to the sizing of the Nike Blazer low-tops. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans Authentic Sizing vs Nike Air Max

These Nike Air Max shoes fit looser than the Vans Authentic Shoes. I’d say there’s about a half shoe size difference in sizing. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Authentic Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans Authentic shoes, but they do fit a bit tighter than other types of shoes that I have worn. But when you compare them to other types of low-top performance shoes (like the Adidas skate shoes) the sizing is very similar.

Click here to buy the Vans Authentic shoes at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). To read more about sizing, visit our article about Vans Authentic Sizing.

Vans Evdnt UltimateWaffle Sizing

How do Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle shoes fit?

The Vans EVDNT shoes, in my experience, have a fit that is true to size. I wouldn’t describe the fit as loose in any way, but I do not think these shoes fit quite as snug as other types of Vans shoes. My recommendation is to order your normal sizing.

These shoes are what Vans refers to as “lifestyle footwear”, and even though they are molded very similar to the skate shoes, they have a bold design that can be worn with a wide range of outfits. Let’s compare these Vans Authentic shoes to other popular shoes.

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans EVDNT shoes fit true to size with a snug design, but every foot is unique. Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view this Vans sizing guide available at Vans.com to verify your correct size (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Converse Chucks

In my experience, the Converse Chucks sizing (left) run about a half size bigger than the Vans EVDNT Shoes. I think the Vans EVDNT runs true to size and the Converse Chucks run big. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Converse Pro Leather

In my experience, the Vans EVDNT shoes have a very similar fit to the Converse Pro Leathers. The Vans EVDNT may be a touch bigger. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Converse One Stars

I have found the Converse One Stars to be similar to the Converse Chucks in that they run slightly bigger than most Vans sizing, including these Vans EVDNT shoes. I’d say a half size bigger. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Adidas Superstars

I felt like the Adidas Superstars had a very similar fit compared to these Vans EVDNT shoes. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Adidas Gazelles

To me, these Adidas Gazelle shoes are just a little bit tighter than these Vans EVDNT shoes, but overall it is very close. I’d recommend ordering the same size for both. Here’s a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Adidas Busenitz

The Adidas Busenitz runs a little bit smaller than the Vans EVDNT shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Adidas Samba

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes run just a bit smaller than the Vans EVDNT shoes, but not enough for me to recommend changing your size. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

Again, another Adidas low-top skate-style shoe that is very similar to Vans sizing. This Adidas Nizza shoes just a little bit smaller than the Vans EVDNT, which fits just a little bit bigger than Vans skate shoes.

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Nike Cortez

We discussed this earlier, but the Nike Cortez shoes, in my experience, fit very snug and fit smaller than Vans shoes, including the Vans EVDNT. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Nike Blazer

I found the sizing of these Vans EVDNT shoes to be just a tough bigger than the Nike Blazer Lows. Here is a look at mine, both size 12:

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Vans EVDNT Sizing vs Nike Air Max

These Nike Air Max shoes fit looser than the Vans EVDNT Shoes. Not sure I’d say there’s a half shoe size difference, but the Nike Air Max shoes fit looser. Here are mine, both size 12:

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EVDNT Vans Sizing Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans EVDNT shoes, but they do fit a bit bigger than Vans performance skate shoes. Overall, the fit is very standard.

Click here to buy the Vans EVDNT shoes at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). To read more about sizing, visit our article about Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle Sizing.

Do Vans Come in Wide Sizing?

Yes, you can order certain types of Vans shoes in wide sizing. However, when you pull up Vans shoes and select the sizing drop down, you will not see wide sizes available.

To order wide Vans sizing, you actually need to go to the Vans “Custom” page, where you can make custom changes which include ordering custom wide shoes. Click here to view the custom wides available at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

More Information on Vans Sizing

To read more about sizing of Converse compared to Vans, visit our article about Vans vs Converse sizing. To read more about sizing of Adidas compared to Vans, visit our article about Vans vs Adidas sizing. To read about the weight of all of these individual Vans shoes, visit my article about Vans Shoe Weight.

***Vans Size Guide: Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans shoe size. Click here to view it at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com). This is the best place to start so you can be confident your are ordering the right sizing for Vans shoes.

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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