Vans has been in the business of making sweet shoes for years. If you are looking to invest in your first pair of vans shoes, this helpful guide will aim to help find the perfect fit pair of Vans for you.
Vans shoes claim to run “true to size.” What does this mean? Vans are sized according to the US standard which is determined on a Brannock device. This means that the shoes don’t fit smaller or larger than a standard shoe. So the best way to choose your vans shoe would be either get your shoe size measured or alternatively if you usually buy size 9 in most shoe brands, then a Vans 9 would fit the same.
In addition, all Vans Classic shoes come in men’s sizing and women’s sizing (regardless if the style seems to be women’s style with a bunch of sparkles and pink ribbons on it). Basically, the company does not gender bias its customers. If you are a dude and enjoy plenty of glitter and ribbons on your shoe– that is your business. And if you are the chica that wants to roll with the chunkiest skate shoe in the industry. Well, have a blast! This is why on our site you will see all vans shoes listed with the mens size and the women’s size equivalent.
In some cases it is also important to know the conversion between US, UK, and Mexico and European sizes. Here is a nifty size conversion chart direct from vans that may be helpful for our friends outside the USA. The first column displays the US Size.
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Some Vans styles can waver a bit from true-to-size. For instance, Slip-ons fit tighter at first but will loosen out with wear. In addition, high performance skate shoes tend to fit snugly. It could also help to know that all Vans shoes are manufactured in medium width so if width has been an issue in the past, it could benefit you to order a half size up to make up for the difference.
Sometimes we find our feet falling between two sizes. One of the easiest ways to fix this issue is with a pair of insoles. Say you go to try on a pair of Van’s slip-ons but it turns out that an 8.5 is too small and a 9 is too big. Instead of throwing in the towel and settling for a less awesome pair of shoes, buy the 9s and an inexpensive pair of superfeet deluxe insoles to make up for the space.