Vans Kids

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Brief History:
Vans started in Anaheim, CA in 1966 1966 Paul Van Doren and three partners opened the first store at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim, Calif. on March 16. The Van Doren Rubber Company is unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public.

Early '70s - Skateboarders who like Vans´ rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California.

1976 - The Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.

1979 - The Vans #44 is introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Slip-ons become the rage in Southern California. By the end of the '70s, Vans has 70 stores in California and sells through dealers both nationally and internationally

1997 - Vans begins creating the world´s leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing; by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and freestyle motocross

Fun Facts/Trivia:
1982 - Vans Slip-ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

2000 - Vans finances the production of Dogtown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta´s look at the beginnings of skateboarding and the personalities that evolved the sport. The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Sean Penn.

The Vans Warped Tour is the longest running concert tour in America Features and benefits of Vans:
Vans heritage as the original surf and skate brand ingrains our company and products into Southern California youth lifestyle. We are skaters, surfers and snowboarders and have almost 40 years experience making footwear, apparel and tech products that make participating in life more fun.

Be sure to check out the Vans "Off the Wall Hour" Tuesdays and Thursdays on Fox Sports Net at 4 pm to experience the full spectrum of action sports.

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Latest Vans Kids Reviews

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

We got two different types here the one with flames the tounge on the shoe is a normal length I’d say where as the green high top the tounge seems shorter. I purchased these for my child bc he needs a high ankle support shoe to be worn with medical inserts. Report from mom thumbs up report from the kiddo mom I love these shoes so it’s a win win situation on these shoes .

on March 22, 2019

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SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

SK8-Mid Reissue V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking shoes! Grandson loves them.

from Pace, FL on March 22, 2019

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love the looks of these for my son. They are also super easy for him to put on and take off himself (he’s almost 3 yrs). I will def buy these again!

on March 21, 2019

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Authentic Core (Toddler)

Authentic Core (Toddler)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great shoe. True to size. My little one was super excited to wear.

from Newport News, VA on March 21, 2019

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the Vans slip ons. Bought the checkerboard in black and white for a 6 yr old. She loves them and they go with everything. Will be ordering more colors.

from Alabama on March 21, 2019

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Old Skool V (Toddler)

Old Skool V (Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect

on March 21, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

Classic Slip-On (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This shoe is an adorable for the spring for a toddler. Goes well with dresses, shorts, skirts, or just leggings. I did spray them in scotch guard to make sure they keep better this spring and summer. I will be buying this style each summer in her size.

from Union on March 21, 2019

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Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

Old Skool V (Infant/Toddler)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

My daughter loves these shoes! They did rub a blister on her heels the first few wears, but they are sparkly and that’s what she loves!

on March 21, 2019

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We had to order a half size up for my daughter. These are quite narrow. My daughter loves these shoes.

on March 21, 2019

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Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very stylish and comfortable

from Chicago on March 21, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are my 10-year-old daughter's favorite shoes! I ordered a size too big and instead of returning them she asked to keep them to grow into. I ordered another pair for her to wear now as well. She says they are great every day shoes, play shoes, easy to get on and they look cool. She likes them a lot.

from Waxhaw NC on March 20, 2019

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Classic Slip-On Core (Toddler)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I read the reviews after purchasing the shoe and was concerned that they would be too big for my child, however they fit well. I can not comment on the durability because they haven’t been worn yet.

on March 20, 2019

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Chima Pro 2 (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Chima Pro 2 (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great kid shoe. Came with black and white laces.

on March 20, 2019

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Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit great for my 4 year old son. Great for school and play

on March 20, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

True to size.

on March 20, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter love her new boots. They are so feminine, stylish and she like the zipper at the back much easier to wear.

on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I want to love these because they are so cute, but they are HARD to get on, and my 5-yo doesn’t have chubby toddler feet anymore. A lot of work for a slip-on style.

from Atlanta on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So cute and stylish. Easy to slip

on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really nice shoes for my grandson. He loves Vans. They were a tiny bit big but that’s OK for a growing kid. ?

from Pace, FL on March 19, 2019

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Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Sk8-Hi Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these in hopes my son could wear them with his AFOs (orthotics). These don't really work well for that purpose. The zippers don't go down far enough, and for us, they were not quite wide enough. However, these issues would not be issues for anyone just wishing to wear the shoes over feet. The shoes are totally as expected, and I would have loved to be able to use them.

on March 19, 2019

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Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Slip-On (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful! The white parts are faintly glittery, not your standard white canvas.

on March 19, 2019

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Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Old Skool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these vans! Unfortunately they were too big for me? I gave them to my mom and she loves them

on March 19, 2019

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Style 23 V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Style 23 V (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Nice looking shoe. The pink isn't garish and the little bit of gold dressed them up. Also liked that they were velcro closures but the closures weren't long enough. Even in the Zappos picture they don't come completely across. When my daughter's normal width foot was in them the top of they closure only came a bit more than half way across leaving a good part of velcro exposed. There also wasn't much arch support but we were buying these for fashion and not sports. Went back though because the half exposed velcro just looked awful.

on March 19, 2019

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