Vanguard Vanguard Vanguard Vanguard Vanguard


$48.74 - $74.99

48.74 USD

Men’s Lifestyle Sneakers


4.4 Stars 25 Reviews

Introduced in 1976, the Vanguard captures the essence of the '70s running boom, utilizing clean design lines, a rich aesthetic, and classic styling in an iconic T-toe.



Color: 125

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Very comfortable
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Blast from the past!

I bought these purely out of a great feeling of nostalgia. I ran many miles in these shoes in the early '80s. Took a couple pair with me to China for a two year teaching gig. Ran my first marathon in Brooks Vanguard. Delighted to see them back. Will wear them for my regular walking around our fair city (Milwaukee). Thanks, Brooks!

Milwaukee, WI
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

I thought they would last long

I bought this pair of Brooks for more day to day use. I have had them for only 3 months and the sole is already falling off. I don't wear them everyday and I expect more from Brooks. I only got these because the Brooks running shoes I have had in the past have held up so well and fit extremely well for my feet. Maybe the pair I got were defective and not up to par with other brook shoes.

Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Great Product!

I just wear this shoes at work and around town. I love the blue color. It goes great with darker jeans. Very light and comfortable. I do not think it is made for running.

San Ramon, CA
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

I too have 2, they're that good!

They're great, comfortable in great colors. Own 2 pairs that because the colors are so good, I can wear them at work being business casual. I call them my "movie shoe"

Charleston SC
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

worth the money

They are super comfy! i wear these to work almost everyday.

Raleigh, NC

Any Questions?

Our Run Happy Team Members have the answers.

5 Questions

What type of leather is used in this shoe - Cow Hyde or Pig skin? Thanks

2017/11/22 MIAMI, FL NAV

The Vanguard features a real pigskin upper.

Does this use real leather or synthetic?

2017/10/29 Boston, MA Sam

The Vanguard features a real pigskin upper.

Are these shoes made of man made materials?

2017/10/20 Fort Worth, Texas Just Some Dude

Not entirely, the Vanguard has leather in the shoe.

Hi, Do any of the stores in NYC sell these? Preferred color: Blue Size: Euro 42 / US 9.5

2017/01/27 New York, NY Oto

You can view stores that carry Brooks products on our Store Locator!

Would these shoes be good for those with lower back pain? I know it says that these are not actual performance running shoes so I wasn't sure if that meant they did not have the same type of support and features you would expect from a running shoe.

2016/09/07 J

Our lifestyle shoes do not offer any type of support.