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Vans Authentic Skate Shoes

$44.95 - $49.95 (Sale Items: $33.95 - $40.95)
54 Reviews
Color: black
Size: Size Chart
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Note: All Vans Authentic shoes come in Men's Sizing.

The Authentic skate shoes from Vans have stayed true to their roots since 1966, now they're a classic for any casual occasion. The Authentic is the first lace-up skate shoe to feature Vans' signature waffle bottom construction, original vulcanized sole and durable upper materials.

  • Vulcanized
Primary Upper Materials
  • Canvas
  • Original Waffle Outsole

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.


Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66 Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.

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by Kenneth Dizon in Long Beach, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/18/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - (checkerboard) black/true white
legit fast shipping
0 person has found this review helpful
My favorite color
by Janaya Shahir in kent, WA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/17/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - (light gum) port royale
I love these shoes. Great color and comfort.
0 person has found this review helpful
by Melissa (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/13/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - (dolphins) desert flower
Love the design on these shoes and shipping from Tactics was super fast!
0 person has found this review helpful
great shoe. comfortable. true to size.
by Ryan Knapp in Kinnelon, NJ (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/22/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - true white
great shoe. comfortable. true to size.
2 people have found this review helpful
by Alexander Williamson in Lillington, NC (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/18/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes - true white
Good product but I got the wrong size. I would suggest trying he shoe on in the vans store first. I thought it would be the same size as my other vans that were the era pro or whatever and this shoe runs like half an inch bigger than those.
3 people have found this review helpful
Nice white leather shoe- been receiving compliments.
by Quintis
Posted on 5/12/2017
Vans Authentic Skate Shoes
I ordered the blanc de blanc/potting soil colorway and I've really been feeling it. It's somewhat off-white(which I was looking for) so it kind of stands out more from other white sneaks. Doesn't seem to be dirtying up as much as other white-ish shoes, so thats definitely a plus. There are some creases forming on the toecap from where my foot bends, but I think that's inevitable.
Sizing: Originally ordered an 11, but it was very tight on my foot, so I went up to 12. Much better, but would be nice if there was an 11.5 offered.
Overall really feeling this shoe, and like I said I have been getting compliments, so I guess others are feeling it as well.
2 people have found this review helpful

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