Vans UltraRange EXO Sizing – Do They Run Big or Small? [Pics]


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.

***UPDATE: Vans now has their 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 (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

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.

As I mentioned at the top, I personally have found the Vans UltraRange shoes to fit true to size. But I will caution you, they do run smaller than some other types of popular shoes. For example, when comparing these UltraRange EXO Vans vs Converse Chucks, I found the Converse Chucks to fit just a bit longer (not sure it was enough to recommend changing your size).

Below is a picture of my size 12 Converse Chucks vs my size 12 Vans UltraRange EXO. Even though I felt like the Chucks were a bit bigger, I would point out that the Chucks have the thick rubber overlay around the toe which make them look a bit longer than they fit:

converse-chucks-vs-vans-ultrarange-sizing

Again, the Vans UltraRange don’t have quite as snug of a fit as the classic Vans shoes do. As you can see below, I have my size 12 Vans UltraRange (right) compared to my size 12 Vans Sk8-Hi shoes (left), and the Vans UltraRange shoes are just a bit longer, and also a bit wider:

vans-sk8-hi-vs-ultrarange-sizing

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans UltraRange EXO 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

Do Vans UltraRange Run Big or Small?

In my experience, Vans UltraRange shoes fit true to size. I ordered my normal sizing and did not have any issues.

Many types of Vans fit narrow because they are built to be performance skate shoes. In my experience, these Vans UltraRange shoes did not fit quite as narrow as other types of Vans shoes. That said, don’t expect these Vans UltraRange shoes to be any wider than typical athletic shoes.

Are Vans UltraRange Wide?

As I just mentioned above, in my experience, Vans UltraRange shoes have a standard width that is typical of low top athletic shoes. I did not find these Vans UltraRange shoes to fit quite as narrow as other types of Vans skate shoes.

It’s important to note that I personally do not have wide feet. Vans, in general, have a dependable, snug design, especially in their 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!”

Again, in my experience, I have ordered my normal sizing for Vans UltraRange, and have not had a problem with fit, but I do not have wide feet.

Are Vans UltraRange Comfortable?

Yes, in my experience, Vans UltraRange shoes are very comfortable. I personally think this is the most comfortable style of Vans that I have worn, and I have also worn the Vans Slip Ons, Vans Atwood, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans Old Skool, and Vans Authentics.

These Vans UltraRange shoes have the “UltraCush” insoles which provide great under-foot comfort. These shoes also have thick foam midsoles that provide shock absorption as you walk. Here’s a look at the insole:

vans-ultracush-insole

Are Vans UltraRange Shoes Lightweight?

Yes, the Vans UltraRange shoes are lightweight. In fact, weight is what jumped out to me the most when I first tried these shoes. They are incredibly comfortable and lightweight on the foot.

My size 12 men’s UltraRange only weighs 0.63 pounds:

vans-ultrarange-exo-weight

Are Vans UltraRange Good for Walking?

Yes, Vans UltraRange shoes are very good for walking. They are very lightweight on the foot and have a thick foam midsole combined with the Vans “UltraCush” insoles that make them very comfortable to wear. On my feet these feel just like a lightweight running shoe.

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***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans UltraRange EXO 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 Compared to Other Shoes

Vans UltraRange EXO vs Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing

I have worn the Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans Slip Ons, Vans Atwood, Vans Old Skool, Vans UltraRange EXO, and the Vans Authentics. And in my opinion, the Vans UltraRange were a little bit roomier than the other types of Vans shoes. I ordered my normal sizing and it fit fine, but the Vans UltraRange weren’t quit as snug as other types of Vans shoes. Here are my size 12 Vans Sk8-Hi shoes (left) compared to my size 12 Vans UltraRange shoes (right):

vans-sk8-hi-vs-ultrarange-sizing

Vans UltraRange EXO vs Converse One Star Sizing

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 Star shoes 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):

converse-one-star-vs-vans-ultrarange-sizing

Vans UltraRange EXO vs Converse Pro Leather Sizing

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):

pro-leather-converse-sizing-vs-vans-ultrarange

Vans UltraRange EXO vs Converse Chucks Sizing

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

converse-chucks-vs-vans-ultrarange-sizing

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:

adidas-superstar-vs-vans-ultrarange-sizing

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:

adidas-gazelle-vs-vans-ultrarange-sizing

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:

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-adidas-busenitz

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:

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-adidas-samba

Vans UltraRange Sizing vs Adidas Nizza

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

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-adidas-nizza

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:

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-nike-cortez

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:

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-nike-blazer

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:

vans-ultrarange-sizing-vs-nike-air-max

***Verify Your Sizing: I think these Vans UltraRange EXO 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 Conclusion

Ultimately, I order my normal sizing for Vans UltraRange shoes. Overall, I felt like they were very comfortable and did not fit quite as snug as other types of classic Vans shoes.

Click here to buy the Vans UltraRange shoes available at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com). If you need wide sizing, you will need to order custom shoes from Vans.com, this link will take you to the Vans custom shoe page at Vans.com (affiliate link takes you to Vans.com).

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***Vans UltraRange Sizing Guide: Vans.com now has its own sizing tutorial which matches your foot size to a Vans UltraRange 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 UltraRange EXO 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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