Vans vs Air Jordan 1 Sizing and Fit Comparison Photos


In this article I will directly compare Nike Air Jordan 1 vs Vans sizing using photos of the shoes that I own. Do Air Jordan 1 and Vans fit the same?

In my experience, Air Jordan 1 shoes fit bigger than Vans. I think Air Jordan 1 shoes fit true to size and Vans fit a little snug compared to normal shoe sizing. I included comparison photos of these shoes so you can judge for yourself. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the men’s side-by-side photo comparing the sizing of Air Jordan 1 to the sizing of Vans shoes. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the women’s side-by-side photo.

Air Jordan vs Vans Sizing

Men’s Photo Comparing Air Jordan 1 to Vans Sizing

Below is a photo of my men’s Vans Old Skool shoes compared to Air Jordan 1 sizing. If you look closely, you can see that the Air Jordan 1 on the right has a little bit more length:

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In my experience, the Air Jordan 1 shoes fit true to size and Vans fit a little bit smaller than my normal shoe sizing.

This is where you can view more comparison photos that I took for Vans sizing (photos include Vans Old Skool, Vans Authentic, Vans Era, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans EVDNT, and Vans UltraRange EXO).

This is where you can view more men’s comparison photos that I took for Air Jordan 1.

Women’s Photo Comparing Air Jordan 1 to Vans Sizing

Below is a photo of a women’s Vans slip-on shoe compared to Air Jordan 1. As you can see, the Air Jordan 1 fits larger than Vans sizing:

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Just like with men, it is safe to assume that the Air Jordan 1 will fit a little bit larger than Vans sizing for women.

This is where you can view more comparison photos that I took for Vans sizing (photos include Vans Old Skool, Vans Authentic, Vans Era, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans EVDNT, and Vans UltraRange EXO).

This is where you can view more women’s comparison photos that I took for Air Jordan 1.

Sizing Advice for Air Jordan 1 and Vans

In my experience, Air Jordan 1 shoes fit true to size. Because Vans were originally created as performance skate shoes, they have a snug design. That said, many people still describe Vans as fitting true to size. But if you prefer a looser fit, or are between sizes, it may be best to size up Vans.

You can also view my other sizing resources linked below:

Air Jordan 1 vs Vans Sizing Conclusion

In my experience, Air Jordan 1 shoes fit true-to-size for most people. Vans are also described as fitting true to size by many people, however, in my experience it is safe to assume Vans run just a little bit smaller than normal shoe sizing. If you prefer a loose fit or are between sizes, it may be best to size up Vans.

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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